MATTHEW BARNEY, born in San Francisco in 1967, lives in New York. With his CREMASTER cycle (1994-2003), he set new standards in media art. His elaborately produced films are usually created after performances whose props are installed as sculptural objects.
Recent solo shows: Hayward Gallery, London (2020), Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven and UCCA, Peking (2019).
Selected films: River of Fundament (2014), De Lama Lâmina (2007) and Drawing Restraint 9 (2005).
KINO DER KUNST 2020
USA 2019, 4K, 134’, OHNE DIALOG/NO DIALOGUE
KAMERA/CINEMATOGRAPHY: Peter Strietmann
MUSIK/MUSIC: Jonathan Bepler
SCHNITT/EDITING: Katharine McQuerrey
CAST: Anette Wachter, Eleanor Bauer, Matthew Barney
EUROPÄISCHE PREMIERE/EUROPEAN PREMIERE
Hunting scenes in the snow-covered Sawtooth mountains of Idaho: Diana, goddess of the hunt, combs the rugged wilderness with her virgin entourage in search of an elusive wolf. Simultaneously, a copperplate engraver stalks the group and secretly records their actions in etchings. This activity does not go unnoticed and soon a rifle is pointed at him as the virgins perform death rituals. Meanwhile, an electroplater is busy creating the wolf’s astro-logical constellation. American, classical and cosmic myths overlap into a tale of mankind told through wonderful pictures of nature.