Saturday, July 26, 2008

Drawing Restraint 13 Screening in Dallas, TX

Carolyn Sortor, creator of the Matthew Barney-inspired video Creamistress 6, is curating a series of video (and other media-based art) exhibitions at Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas. The series, called The Program, is presented by the Video Association of Dallas and co-curated by Bart Weiss and Charles Dee Mitchell.

As part of The Program, Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 13 will be screened on three consecutive Saturday evenings: July 26, August 2, and August 9. Please follow this link for a full schedule and more information.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Matthew Wallin's I Die Daily Matthew Barney Documentary at 911 Media Arts Center, Seattle

The 911 Media Arts Center in Seattle will hold an exhibition related to Matthew Wallin's Matthew Barney documentary I Die Daily, the Making of the Cremaster Cycle from July 18 - August 30.

"In 1996, deeply intrigued by the work of Barney, filmmaker Matthew Wallin abandoned a steady job to spend the next decade of his life documenting the making of Barney’s epic 5-part film, The Cremaster Cycle. What followed became a passionate exploration into the symbolism, mystery, and intricate process behind the Cycle. The result of his endeavor, I Die Daily, will become the definitive document on The Cremaster Cycle as well as the most comprehensive study on the rise of Barney as a star in the contemporary art world." (from the 911 Media Center web site)

Wallin will meet the public at the opening reception for the exhibition from 6 – 10 pm on Friday, July 18th. At 5 pm on Saturday, July 19th there will a fundraiser for 911 Media Arts Center where Wallin will screen 30 minutes of footage from the film and discuss his experience making the film with a slideshow of images.

For more information on Wallin's documentary, check out this article in ONSCREEN Magazine. Thanks to Cremaster Fanatic Eric for passing along the link.