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    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.

    Matthew Barney sits talking to camera in his exhibition Redoubt at Hayward Gallery
    screengrab from video: FOR BLOG USE ONLY

    ‘This exhibition is as much about sculpture as it is about the film, and about merging that relationship between the narrative and the object’

    Matthew Barney on Redoubt
    Installation view of Matthew Barney Redoubt at Hayward Gallery, 2021 © Matthew Barney, 2021. Photo Mark Blower
    Matthew Barney: Redoubt

    Matthew Barney: Redoubt was at Hayward Gallery from 19 May until Sunday 25 July, 2021.