Adelaide Festival 28 February - 16 March 2014

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River of Fundament

A film by Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler

United States

Australian Premiere / Exclusive to Adelaide

"Barney is the most important American artist of his generation."

- New York Times

A radical reinvention of Norman Mailer’s novel Ancient Evenings, this epic film is the latest work by world renowned art visionary Matthew Barney in collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler. Barney and Bepler fuse narrative cinema, live performance, sculpture and opera, reconstructing Mailer’s hypersexual story of Egyptian gods and the seven stages of death alongside the rise and fall of the American car industry. Alluring, authentic and intense, this vast, multidimensional experience is interspersed with remarkable live performances filmed over six years.



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Details

Capri Theatre

Sun 2 Mar 10.30am
Sun 2 Mar 6pm
Mon 3 Mar 5pm

Approx 5 hours (includes intervals)


TICKETS

Adult $49, Friends $42
Concession $42,
Fringe Benefits $30

For Fringe Benefits bookings, please call BASS on 131 246.




Warnings

Strictly 18+. Contains explicit material.


Access Details

Wheelchair Access


credits

Written and Directed by Matthew Barney
Music Composed and Directed by Jonathan Bepler
Produced by Matthew Barney and Laurenz Foundation

River of Fundament is presented worldwide on behalf of the artist by Manchester International Festival


IMAGE CREDITS
Main image: Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler, KHU 2010, performance still, photo Hugo Glendinning, copyright Matthew Barney. Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

Gallery Images:
1) Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler, KHU October 2 2010 performance still. Chris Seguine courtesy Gladstone Gallery New York and Brussels Copyright Matthew Barney

2) Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler KHU 2010 performance still credit Hugo Glendinning courtesy Gladstone Gallery New York and Brussels. Copyright Matthew Barney

3)Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler performance still from REN 2008. Credit Chris Winget courtesy Gladstone Gallery New York and Brussels. Copyright Matthew Barney

Images 8, 1, 11, 12,14: Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler, River of Fundament performance still credit Ivano Gasso courtesy Gladstone Gallery New York and Brussels 5

Images 9, 13: Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler, River of Fundament performance still credit Hugo Glendinning courtesy Gladstone Gallery New York and Brussels. Co

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