Cremaster Week

All 5 of Matthew Barney's groundbreaking Cremaster Cycle films, including supplemental documentaries, interviews and curated video. The result is a fascinating exploration into the themes within Barney's films and secret histories that connect them.

July 25, 2011

Collection: The Goodyear Blimp

Everything you wanted to know about the Goodyear Blimp

Collection: Busby Berkeley

Some of the fantastic work of one of America's great artists - Busby Berkeley!

Talk Show - Matthew Barney at the Hirshhorn

Described by Jonathan Jones in The Guardian as "one of the most imaginative and brilliant achievements in the history of avant-garde cinema."

Art - Cremaster 1 (Matthew Barney, 1995)

CREMASTER 1 (1995) is a musical revue performed on the blue Astroturf playing field of Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho - Barney's hometown.

July 26, 2011

Art - Cremaster 2 (Matthew Barney, 1999)

~ Cremaster 2 is the rejection of the idea ~

Doc - Slayer

Great documentary on the band from 1988!

Doc - The Great American Cowboy (1973)

Winner of the 1973 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature about the battle between two rodeo stars for the world championship: veteran Larry Mahan and newcomer Phil Lyne.


July 27, 2011

Collection: The Chrysler Building

Short videos and a documentary about the Chrysler Building's history and media legacy (note: includes Godzilla)

Art - Cremaster 3 (Matthew Barney, 2002)

~ Cremaster 3 is the artist falling in love with the idea

Talk Show - Richard Serra

an American minimalist sculptor and video artist known for working with large-scale assemblies of sheet metal. Serra was involved in the Process Art Movement.

Talk Show - Aimee Mullins

an American athlete, actress, and fashion model best known for her collegiate-level athletic accomplishments, despite a medical condition that resulted in the amputation of both of her legs.

July 28, 2011

Collection: Nervous Gender

One of the innovators of what is today called "Synthpunk". The group was confrontational and experimental.

Art - Nam June Paik & Ryuichi Sakamoto - All Star Video (1984)

When too perfect lieber Gott böse. With Allen Ginsberg, Laurie Anderson, Joseph Beuys, John Cage, The Living Theatre and more.

Talk Show - Matthew Barney

An interview with the creator of The Cremaster Cycle to celebrate his Guggenheim retrospective.

Collection: The International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Race

motorcycle racing event held on the Isle of Man and was for many years the most prestigious motor-cycle race in the world.

Art - Cremaster 4 (Matthew Barney, 1994)

~ Cremaster 4 is panic at the knowlege that the idea is about to come to fruition

July 29, 2011


Film and images from 1936 then 1945-2008

Art - Cremaster 5 (Matthew Barney, 1997)

~ Cremaster 5 is the final resolution

Collection: Ursula Andress

A Swiss actress and a sex symbol of the 1960s. She is known for her role as Bond girl "Honey Ryder" in Dr. No

Doc - Dead Men's Tales: Harry Houdini

Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer noted for his sensational escape acts.