February 4, 2020

Redoubt - Matthew Barney Q&A

Artist Matthew Barney discusses his latest film work REDOUBT with author Maggie Nelson.

Recorded at Landmark's NuArt Theatre on 1/25/20.

Redoubt loosely adapts the classical myth of Diana, goddess of the hunt and of nature, and Actaeon, a hunter who trespasses on her privacy and is punished. The first new film in several years by internationally acclaimed artist, writer and director Matthew Barney, creator of the CREMASTER Cycle and Drawing Restraint 9, unfolds as a series of hunts in the rugged wilderness of Idaho’s spectacular Sawtooth Mountains. Anette Wachter, a real champion sharpshooter, is cast as Diana, and the director himself plays a grizzled mountain man known as The Engraver. The characters communicate a mythological narrative through dance, letting movement replace language as they pursue each other and their prey. By layering classical myths, cosmological myths, and American myths about humanity’s place in the natural world, the film creates a complex portrait of the American landscape. 

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