"CREMASTER 1" (1995)

"CREMASTER 1," 1995
Production still
Photo by Peter Strietmann, © 1995 Matthew Barney
Courtesy Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

"In the interest of creating a system that has an internal logic, I think there are points in the story where biological systems are referred to or used as art direction in a certain way. I've always thought of the project as a sort of sexually driven digestive system, that it was a consumer and a producer of matter. And it is desire driven, rather than driven by hunger or anything like that. It's a desire in the sense of a kind of sexual desire."

- Matthew Barney