•MATTHEW BARNEY•

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Artist Barney Looks To Brazilian Gods In New Film
Matthew Barney has choreographed dancing girls, filmed a demolition derby inside the Chrysler Building and dressed up like Harry Houdini all in the name of art.


In his latest work, the acclaimed U.S. artist, whose work melds scultpural installations with performance and video, is delving into the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture to expound on his vision of the creative process, the destruction of nature and cycle of life.


The 60-minute art film "De Lama Lamina" ("Of Mud a Blade") had its world premiere in Sao Paulo last month, when hundreds of art aficionados descended on the city to attend the opening of the Sao Paulo Bienniale, one of the world's largest international exhibits of contemporary art.


Part documentary, part fiction, "De Lama Lamina" captures a float built by Barney for the pre-Lenten Carnival celebrations in Salvador, Bahia, the cultural heart of Brazil's African, slave-descended culture.
The float consists of a gigantic, muddied forest tractor carrying an uprooted tree in front of it. Two actors -- one on the tree and another in the tractor -- play deities in the polytheistic Afro-Brazilian religion Candomble.


Like his most famous work, a cycle of five films known as the "Cremaster" series, "De Lama Lamina" is a meditation on the creative process, Barney told Reuters in an e-mail interview.


"Candomble ... became a catalyst for finding a way to express a faith in the balances in nature ... and through this faith being able to look at the world today without feeling hopeless," he said.


Although largely unknown to most people, Barney has received a lot of attention over the last years in art circles for "Cremaster." New York's Guggenheim Museum gave him a retrospective last year and the five "Cremaster" films have been shown around the world.


Even before then, though, Barney was making a splash. In 1999, The New York Times called Barney "the most important American artist of his generation."


Most recently, the handsome 37-year-old has been in the spotlight for his romantic relationship with Icelandic pop artist Bjork, with whom he has a child.



STRANGE BUT EXHILARATING

After his parents divorced, Barney spent his youth playing high school football in his native Idaho and visiting his mother in New York City, where he was introduced to the world of art. He graduated from Yale University, where he created some of his early works.

Since then, Barney's art -- part performance, part sculpture and part video -- continues to have very physical, athletic and sexual elements.

Indeed, the "Cremaster" films are named after a muscle that raises and lowers testicles depending on temperature, fear or external stimulation.

Strange, complex but visually exhilarating, the five films feature Barney in different roles. Together they weave history, autobiography and mythology into a dream-like reflection on gender, ritual, power, creation, and a myriad of other grand themes, according to art critics.

Two years after the completion of the "Cremaster" series, Barney unveiled "De Lama Lamina."

"Since he announced the end of the Cremaster cycle, I think a lot of people were waiting to see what he would do next," said Sergio Romagnolo, an artist and Barney fan.

The new film depicts the clash between nature and technology through two "orixas," or deities, in Candomble.

Barney's idea for "De Lama Lamina" began six years ago when the artist attended Carnival and decided he wanted to film something with a live audience, in contrast to the meticulously planned "Cremaster" movies, which took 10 years to make. Atop Barney's 20-foot tree a woman represents both Ossain, a Candomble orixa tied to plants and medicine, and Julia Butterfly Hill, an activist who lived two years on top of a California Redwood tree to stop it from being cut down.

Down in the tractor's machinery, Ogun, the deity of iron, engages in a Vaseline-greased ritual with machines that was not visible to Carnival onlookers but captured in the film. At one point he looks like he is trying to copulate with the tractor.

"Ossain is in contact with the forest, and Ogun is who takes the forest away on the way to create civilization," Barney said. "The contract between them has the same kind of duality that any orixa has, to destroy and create."

The tractor pulled a wagon of dirt atop which a musical band led by experimental musician Arto Lindsay played music. The whole endeavor is a twist on the typical "trio electricos," or moving sound stages, that snake down Salvador's winding streets during Carnival.

Ivo Mesquita, the exhibit's curator, said the film marked a new step for Barney.

"He's fusing documentary-style language, which he used in his first performances, with the fictional kind we've seen in films like Cremaster," Mesquita said. "It is very exciting to be able to see this work."

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Anyone else thrilled?
I'm trying to get the release date right now...

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Postby Brutus » Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:33 am

Ah very good. They will have a site for it at <a href="http://www.DeLamaLamina.com/" target="_blank">www.DeLamaLamina.com/</a> (and .net and so forth) later, it seems.

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Postby Brutus » Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:31 am

I was looking this up and I see there's this site <a href="http://www.cremasterfanatic.com/" target="_blank">CremasterFanatic.com</a>. I don't think anyone's mentioned it already and I never saw it before but it's mostly good. There's some other pictures from De Lama Lamina on the news part too.

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Postby direct recharge » Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:48 am

interesting news, thanks to you two.

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Postby clit » Fri Nov 26, 2004 10:54 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-Brutus+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Brutus)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->I was looking this up and I see there's this site <a href="http://www.cremasterfanatic.com/" target="_blank">CremasterFanatic.com</a>.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
I've never seen that site before,you're the best B!

Can't wait to see the De Lama Lamina site...

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Postby clit » Tue Dec 28, 2004 12:03 am

Damn!
De Lama Lamina isn't even out yet and he's already working on new film and a short:
<a href="http://www.cremasterfanatic.com/News.html" target="_blank">http://www.cremasterfanatic.com/News.html</a>

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Postby Þ¬µåðèíñôøüß½ » Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:00 pm

Anyone have any info on ' Hoist'?
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Postby Timeoil » Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:44 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-Þ¬µåðèíñôøüß½+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Þ¬µåðèíñôøüß½)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Anyone have any info on ' Hoist'?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->You find any info on that yet?

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Postby clit » Mon May 30, 2005 9:32 pm

Did anyone attend the free De Lama Lamina premier at MIT, was it better than the cycle :?:

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I think, of the three, I want to view his erotic short the most?
A MB fest would hit the spot!




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Postby clit » Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:25 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-Saltchrome+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Saltchrome)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin--><!--QuoteBegin-Þ¬µåðèíñôøüß½+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Þ¬µåðèíñôøüß½)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Anyone have any info on ' Hoist'?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->You find any info on that yet?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

<!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Unfortunately, I came across this information too late to pass it along, but Hoist was screened at the Akureyri Art Museum in Iceland from May 15 - June 5. Apparently Hoist is a 15-minute video loop related to De Lama Lamina.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

When I read:
<!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Composer Jonathan Bepler's web site reports that he has completed the score and sound design for an "erotic short" by Matthew Barney called Hoist.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
I didn't think it had any links to Lamina...so shit, what now?

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Postby clit » Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:46 pm

I wish Agnes b was my grannie:
http://www.cremasterfanatic.com/News.html

How cool would that be if she was?
Well my grandma knits all day, watches game shows and eats/shits...so, what does yours do?
Not much...just producing Harmony Korine's new film.

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Postby moist pink throb » Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:46 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-www.cremasterfanatic.com+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(http://www.cremasterfanatic.com)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Matthew Barney is working on a project to be included on a DVD of pornographic/sexually explicit films by contemporary artists. The DVD is being compiled by Neville Wakefield and Mel Agace and will be released on the De-restricted label. Cowboys are rumored to play an important part in Barney's film. Other artists providing films for the DVD include Larry Clarke, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Marina Abromovic.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
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Postby Uter » Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:47 pm

Time out, Larry Clark is making something that would go on a pornographic and sexually explicit DVD. Whoa, what a change!

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Postby Bastard Wisher » Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:37 am

<!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Matthew Barney is working on a project to be included on a DVD of pornographic/sexually explicit films by contemporary artists. The DVD is being compiled by Neville Wakefield and Mel Agace and will be released on the De-restricted label. Cowboys are rumored to play an important part in Barney's film. Other artists providing films for the DVD include Larry Clarke, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Marina Abromovic.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

They should get Gaspar Noe to do one.
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Postby Brutus » Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:25 am

i believe i read about the clark one before, but it may have been for something else. for his he wanted to film a boy losing his virginity with a pornstar i think, or several women, and he films this. the article was about the ad placed for the film, where clark was looking for a slender, handsome virgin male, (no fatties) between the ages of 18 and something. i found it now, this article actually.

<a href="http://www.creativeimagemgmt.com/news.html" target="_blank">http://www.creativeimagemgmt.com/news.html</a>

<!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->UPDATED FEBRUARY 2005 NEWS: DIRECTOR LARRY CLARK HELMING EROTIC MOVIE COMES TO LOMBARD FOR CASTING AND LINE-PRODUCING DUTIES. Mainstream photographer and director Larry Clark who did the movie "Another Day in Paradise" with James Woods and Melanie Griffith along with "Kids", "Bully" and his well-known portrait book, "TULSA". Has come to me for my casting and line-producing services for a most intriguing and interesting film regarding the effect pornography has our our youth.

Larry Clark, who is now currently in post production on a movie about the skateboard soceity, is looking for a "virgin". Not just any old virgin but a virgin, no younger then 18 and no older then 21 years old, to work with two female porn performers.

I met Mr. Clark some time back on another project that involved casting a calendar for SUPREME a skateboard company. With stores in NYC, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka Japan. This is where the bond seem to start. Based on the success of the casting session 5 of the top 12 slots were drawn from the session that I set-up. Over 100 females attended this session. What was amazing for me. No one wanted adult stars and low and behold 5 of those girls cast were in fact well-knonw adult stars DEE, MONIQUE ALEXANDER now a VIVID Contract girl, Ex-VIVID Contract girl, CASSIDY and two girls from LA DIRECT MODELS , Ex Sin City Contract girl , JASSIE and DOMMINO.

This will be interesting and a most challenging casting and production process that will commence March 8th with principle photography set for March 18th and 19th, 2005.

Clark and 5 other known artists have been commissioned to produce "art films" on eroticism. Larry's approach as stated above will be looking into the effect pornography has on our youth. These completed films will be shown in a well-known museum in New York.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->


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