Drawing Restraint 9 – Matthew Barney

Pennings, Mark W. (2006) Drawing Restraint 9 – Matthew Barney. Machine, 1(6), pp. 4-6.

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This article reviews the film "Drawing Restraint 9" at the Dendy Cinema, Brisbane, June, 2006. Barney deals with excess and the spectacle. He presents recurring symbols and metaphorical clusters set around a whaling ship on Nagasaki Bay. After numerous rituals Barney and his partner, Bjork, metamorphise into whales. Barney's films are ambitious and decadent, both compelling for their vision and repellant in relation to his overt narcissism.

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ID Code: 6985
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: Drawing Restraint 9, Matthew Barney, Contemporary Art, Bjork
ISSN: 1834-0237
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > ART THEORY AND CRITICISM (190100) > Art Theory and Criticism not elsewhere classified (190199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Artworkers
Deposited On: 16 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:39

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