"CREMASTER 2" (1999)

"CREMASTER 2," 1999
Production still
Photo by Michael James O’Brien, © 1999 Matthew Barney
Courtesy Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

"The stories themselves are somewhat interchangeable. In a sense they're kind of carriers. In other words, "CREMASTER 2" could have had a couple of other stories other than Norman Mailer's "The Executioner's Song" to carry it. "The Executioner's Song" was its carrier, in that the Rocky Mountains were the real story."

- Matthew Barney