Matthew Barney on Redoubt
With its series of imposing and intricate sculptures, and electroplated copper plates, Redoubt reveals a major new direction for the renowned artist and film-maker, Matthew Barney.
Influenced by the wilderness of Idaho, Redoubt represents ‘something of a portrait of place’ according to the artist. Integral to both the film and the sculptures of the exhibition is the transformation of materials, and in this video introduction to Redoubt, Barney explains how its large-scale sculptures were created; and how that process helped capture the energy of the forest fire-burned trees which inspired them.
‘This exhibition is as much about sculpture as it is about the film, and about merging that relationship between the narrative and the object’