Frequently Asked Questions
|What is the Cremaster Cycle?
The Cremaster Cycle is a series of five filmsproduced by artist Matthew Barney between 1994 and 2002. For those new to the Cremaster Cycle, I highly recommend the official web site: www.cremaster.net
What is a cremaster?
The cremaster is a muscle that raises and lowers the testicles. Matthew Barney uses the descension of the cremaser muscle as a metaphor for the appearance of male sexuality.
There are rumors of a Cremaster Cycle boxed set being released by Palm Pictures (and a "preview" of the box set, apparently a hoax, was posted on YouTube) but as far as we know there are no plans for a general release of any of the Cremaster films. There is a DVD available of the “Order” sequence from Cremaster 3, but this is not the entire film. You can find the Order DVD at Amazon.com and other large retailers. From time to time, bootleg versions of Barney's videos surface, although he and gallerist/producer Barbara Gladstone have been quick to stop these unauthorized versions (see coments). "Hoist", a short film by Barney related to De Lama Lamina, was released on the Destricted DVD.
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