Screen/Society--Countdown to Calder--"The Body as Matrix" & "The Order" (from Cremaster 3)"
The Body as Matrix
(Maria Anna Tappeiner, 2002, 53 min, USA, in English and Hungarian, Color, DVD)
With the five-part Cremaster Cycle of films, multi-award-winning artist Matthew Barney invented a densely layered and interconnected sculptural world that surreally combines sports, biology, sexuality, history, and mythology as it organically evolves. In this documentary, Barney, Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector, and others deconstruct the Cycle's filming and subsequent translation into sculptural installations.
The Order (from Cremaster 3)
(Matthew Barney, 2002, 31 min, USA, English, Color, DVD)
In a death-defying race to the top of the Guggenheim Museum, Matthew Barney is a tartan-clad apprentice seeking Masonic redemption.
-- Make plans to visit the exhibition “Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy” opening February 16!
Cost: Free and Open to the Public!
Sponsors: The Nasher Museum of Art and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).