Cremaster is playing THIS WEEKEND at ACMI.

ok, so if the words Barney, Cycle and Cremaster mean anything to you – no need to explain.
If you have no idea what I mean, then you’re in for a steep learning curve.

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If the saying “a picture tells a thousand words” holds true, then “6 1/2 hours of non-linear, abstract, sculpture and metaphor laden video footage of the most beautiful characters and environments I have ever seen” probably warrants 12 million words… and I don’t have the time to write that out.

(in fact we have a 500 page book explaining the rough concepts behind The Cremaster Cycle, so trying to explain the films themselves is useless)

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The best I can offer are links and some images to whet your appetite, and the encouragement to come along to the screening on Saturday or Sunday and get your mind totally blown. You will either love it and be changed forever, or hate it* and be forever telling people you hated it… either way, it’ll be life changing.

Essentially it’s a video sculpture, with many themes, many characters, many settings and a crazy soundtrack.
If you like art, music, film, craft or aall 4, then you will probably love it.

We are very excited to be going (again) on Saturday night to see Cremaster 3, rather than the whole lot like last time.

See you there, if you dare.
Or if you are reading this in some far-away land, keep an eye out for local screenings.

*I should note that we took some friends to see another Barney work, Drawing Restraint 9, without explaining it first, and as it was not the hollywood-film-with-narrative experience they expected, they were completely unimpressed and still remind us of the ‘crazy’ movie we took them to see.
But my point is they still mention it… see? see what i’m getting at?