Film Screenings, Conversations

Matthew Barney, Redoubt, 2018. Production still. © Matthew Barney, courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, and Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

03/02

Film Screening and Conversation, Redoubt (2018; 134 mins., 3 secs.)

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 1:30 pm

Followed by a conversation between Matthew Barney and Pamela Franks

At the center of Matthew Barney’s Redoubt project (2016–19) is an eponymous two-hour film (2018; 134 mins., 3 secs.) that traces the story of a wolf hunt, intertwining the theme of the hunt with those of mythology and artistic creation. Redoubt was shot in Idaho’s rugged Sawtooth Mountains and continues Barney’s long-standing preoccupation with landscape as both a setting and subject in his films. Structured as a series of six hunts that unfold over seven days and nights, the film loosely adapts the myth of Diana, goddess of the hunt, and Actaeon, a hunter who accidentally trespasses on her and is punished. Like most of Barney’s previous films, Redoubt contains no dialogue; instead, the characters communicate through choreography that echoes and foreshadows their encounters with wildlife. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Matthew Barney: Redoubt. Generously sponsored by the Hayden Visiting Artists Fund.

Special Note: Hunting scenes in Redoubt were staged using special effects. Trained animals were provided by professional handlers who monitored their safety and the conditions on set. Wild animals were filmed in their natural habitats.

The film screening is followed by a conversation at 4:00 pm between Hayden Visiting Artist Matthew Barney and exhibition curator Pamela Franks, Class of 1956 Director at the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and former Senior Deputy Director and Seymour H. Knox, Jr., Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery.

The film screening and conversation will be held in the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Lecture Hall. Space is limited. The film will begin promptly at 1:30 pm; late arrivals will not be admitted.

Free tickets to the film screening and conversation will be issued at the Information Desk in the Gallery lobby beginning at 11:00 am; ticket holders are guaranteed a seat.

The conversation will also be simulcast to the Loria Center, 190 York Street, Room 250. Tickets to the simulcast will be issued at the Information Desk in the Gallery lobby beginning at 11:00 am.

An additional premiere screening of Redoubt will be held in the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Lecture Hall at 6:00 pm. Space is limited. Free tickets to the 6:00 pm screening will be issued at the Information Desk in the Gallery lobby beginning at 11:00 am; ticket holders are guaranteed a seat.

Open to: 
General Public