Pitti Discovery presents

Matthew Barney

Cremaster - performance

Teatro del Rondò di Bacco di Palazzo Pitti

Cremaster 2 is the second episode, and the fourth to be completed, of the Cremaster saga (the title refers to the suspensory muscle of the testis), a five-part work by the American artist Matthew Barney. Cremaster 2 is Barney’s first film with spoken dialogue, and the first to make use of a specific story and text: The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer (1979). Cremaster is an epic that begins with the human reproductive system to enter a mysterious universe of symbols and signs, somewhere between contemporary mythology and psychological metaphysics.


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