Celluloid Dreams The Directors Label

   

Applauded as “ultimately the most important American artist of his generation” by the New York Times, Matthew Barney’s magnificent cycle of 5 films painstakingly reconstructs the relevance of myth in modern day society. Eight years in the making, these dazzling, disturbing and maddeningly complex fables re-fashion both potent and banal iconography to create an enormous internalised universe of ritual, fetish and modern folk tale peerless in delirious beauty and opulence. The never-ending stream of associations and images results in a hybridization of art and cinema unmatched by any other contemporary artist.

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