Edge

“The Cremaster Cycle” to play at Cosford Cinema

“The Cremaster Cycle” has been described as repulsive, beautiful, creative, inspiring, moving, brutal and sexual.

Without any tangible meaning or chronological narrative, it aims to be an astonishing display of artistic creativity and a “metaphor for the creative process itself,” according to Wendy Lidell of the International Film Circuit and the film’s distributer.

Directed and written by Matthew Barney, “The Cremaster Cycle” is a five-part avant-garde contemporary art film copied to only 20 DVDs worldwide, shown primarily through periodic screenings.

And from Thursday through Sunday, you can see the movie series at the University of Miami’s Cosford Cinema.

“It’s not for everybody,” Lidell said. “But if you ask me, one of the hallmarks of real art is that it engenders love-hate reactions.”

Since the film itself is incredibly unique and focuses on artistic expression rather than traditional cinematic structure, audiences are usually not prepared for watching the entirety of the seven-hour cycle.

However, the Cosford is showing the five parts individually throughout the weekend.

But Bonnie Clearwater, the executive director and chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, feels that the younger generation should be impacted by the film.

“His interest in the idea of endurance is a theme that has continued, that ties in to early artists with a younger generation, that also sees endurance as an important part of the work,” Clearwater said.

Young adult audiences, even without an extensive background in Barney’s style of art, should see the film as a refreshing display of creativity and imagination.

And even though the film is celebrating its 10th birthday, it still connects with an audience that appreciates artistic expression and a lack of censorship.

“I think some of Matthew’s imagery, which still reads as original, has infiltrated into pop culture,” Lidell said. “I still find the films breathtaking.”

March 28, 2012

Reporters

Tyler Cooney


Around the Web
  • Miami Herald
  • UM News
  • Error

University of Miami linebacker Jamie Gordinier has had another unfortunate setback, effectively side ...

The calmest coach on the planet got mad Friday after football practice. University of Miami coach Ma ...

Lester Williams wasn’t on the field playing for the Miami Hurricanes when they won their first natio ...

An extremely frustrated University of Miami football coach Mark Richt began his media availability b ...

UM chatter: • One lesson learned in recent years, as one UM official put it: Don’t get your hopes up ...

UM’s new chief academic officer holds some 40 patents, and in 2017 was inducted into the National Ac ...

University of Miami students and researchers are blogging during a month-long expedition in the Gulf ...

María de Lourdes Dieck-Assad, a world-renowned economist and former ambassador, fills a new role for ...

Through the U Dreamers Grant, DACA students find essential support as they pursue their college degr ...

UM students talk about their internships up north in a city that never sleeps. ...

RSS Error: A feed could not be found at http://www.hurricanesports.com/. A feed with an invalid mime type may fall victim to this error, or SimplePie was unable to auto-discover it.. Use force_feed() if you are certain this URL is a real feed.

TMH Twitter Feed
About TMH

The Miami Hurricane is the student newspaper of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. The newspaper is edited and produced by undergraduate students at UM and is published weekly on Thursdays during the regular academic year.