Monday, April 03, 2006

Let's all go to the movies

Ice Age 2? Eh, I'm not a big fan of poop jokes. Larry the Cable Guy? Eh, I'm not a big fan of poop.

Hmm. Maybe something artier. A little high-brow. Maybe ... Drawing Restraint 9?

Holy crap! What the hell was that???

Keep in mind that this copy is supposed to sell the film:
The core idea of Drawing Restraint 9 is the relationship between self-imposed resistance and creativity, a theme it symbolically tracks through the construction and transformation of a vast sculpture of liquid Vaseline, called "The Field", which is molded, poured, bisected and reformed on the deck of the ship over the course of the film.

Bjork, please put your swan dress back on.* All is forgiven.

I am so discombobulated by the trailer, I accidentally described it as "draw jopping" to someone instead of "jaw dropping."

I'm not sure if it's online, but a couple of years ago, there was a New Yorker profile of Matthew Barney that must be read to be disbelieved. I'll see if I can find a link.

UDATE: New Yorker expert Emily, from Emdashes, tells me that the Barney profile isn't online. Oh, well. Dig out your back issues: It's from Jan. 27, 2003.




*Seriously, I liked the swan dress, and while I wouldn't call myself a Bjork fan, I thought her Oscar peformance was mesmerizing.

5 comments:

God Is My Codependent said...

OK, everybody, all together now:

"Let's all go to the lobby
Let's all go to the lobby
Let's all go to the lobby
To get ourselves a treat..."

MsYvone said...

Jim, you can get yourself a Swan dress off E-bay, this gal did...

Peter said...

Interesting to look at - not sure if the copy helps. Does it have penguins?

punkinsmom said...

You liked the swan dress?!?
Yikes.

Jim Donahue said...

It was goof on the whole idea of high fashion and the red carpet experience. It made me smile, and I think that was the idea.