Matthew Barney: Redoubt

Introduction byPamela FranksContribution byElisabeth Hodermarsky, André Lepecki

March 26, 2019|
Matthew Barney: Redoubt by Pamela Franks
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Matthew Barney: Redoubt is a comprehensive catalogue of the artist’s newest project, which centers on a two-hour film that creates a complex portrait of the American landscape by layering classical, cosmological, and American myths about humanity’s place in the natural world. In the film, the goddess Diana and her two attendants traverse the rugged terrain of Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains in pursuit of the elusive wolf, while an Engraver (played by Barney, b. 1967) furtively documents their actions in copper engravings and provokes a series of confrontations. The publication comprises hundreds of stills that track the film’s narrative, as well as essays—some lyrical, others more objective—that approach Redoubt through disciplines such as ecology, art history, and dance. Also featured are the artworks made by Barney in conjunction with the film: electroplated copper engravings based on those his character makes and sculptures created by pouring molten metal through hollowed, burned trees harvested from the Sawtooth region. Taking a cue from Redoubt’s mountainous setting, the overall design of the book evokes a field guide.
Pamela Franks is director of the Williams College Museum of Art. Elisabeth Hodermarsky is the Sutphin Family Senior Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Yale University Art Gallery. André Lepecki is Professor and Chair of the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Arthur Middleton ...
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Title:Matthew Barney: Redoubt
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:368 pages, 9.62 X 6.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 9.62 X 6.5 X 0.68 in
Published:March 26, 2019
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300243277

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