Matthew Barney: No Restraint

Related Exhibition Matthew Barney

Thursday, July 13, 2006, 6:30 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Filmmaker Alison Chernick follows Matthew Barney to Japan to document the making of his latest film, DRAWING RESTRAINT 9. Known for ambitious and elaborate works of art, Barney stages his new film on a whaling ship in Nagasaki Bay, where much of the activity centers around a 45,000-pound petroleum jelly sculpture being constructed on the ship's deck. Chernick chronicles the action behind the scenes as the artist navigates cultural divides and challenging logistics to realize his creative vision. She also highlights how the soundtrack composed by Barney's costar and collaborator Björk influenced his process.

Additional Info

By Alison Chernick, 2005, 72 min.