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Matthew Barney, Cremaster 1, 1994, Production Photograph
©1994 Matthew Barney, Courtesy Barbara Gladstone
Photo: Michael James O'Brien

 
Film/Video
MATTHEW BARNEY: THE CREMASTER CYCLE
CREMASTER 1
DIRECTED BY MATTHEW BARNEY


WEDNESDAY
MAY 7, 2003
8 PM

$7 ($5 WALKER MEMBERS)
AUDITORIUM


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The first film in the cycle (second in production) takes place on the blue Astroturf football field of Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho--Barney's hometown. Hovering above the arena are two Goodyear blimps, each with a glamorous parcel of flight attendants in Isaak Mizrahi-designed uniforms. Both planes have a stowaway played by legendary dominatrix Marti Domination. The film manages to conjure up memories of Busby Berkeley musical extravaganzas and the cold, hard, new world of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. An armada of chorus girls twirl into patterns of biological cells splitting and multiplying as Domination choreographs their routines with notations made of grapes. It is a gorgeous fantasy waltz that madly uses its cast to delineate the contours of an androgynous body that symbolizes, for the artist, a state of pure potential. 1995, U.S., color, 35mm, sound, 40 minutes. More information on Cremaster 1.

REPEAT SCREENING: WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 8 PM





MATTHEW BARNEY: THE CREMASTER CYCLE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE REGIS FOUNDATION. PROGRAMMING ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED BY BARBARA GLADSTONE GALLERY AND PALM PICTURES, NEW YORK, AND LANDMARK THEATRES, MINNEAPOLIS.