Vaseline, Serra, and Barney

Hello Sunday morning…and hello hangover. Looking for a fun distraction to keep you from thought of work tomorrow? Hey, me too.

That’s how I came across this clip of Matthew Barney filming his best known work, the Cremaster cycle. In it, we see Richard Serra, who is one of the actors in this piece, shoveling Vaseline and hear Barney talk about earlier artists’ work and physicality.

This video is one of many interesting clips on art21‘s YouTube channel. Art21, a part of PBS, is a non-profit that presents artists at work and in their own words. They have hundreds of great clips to check out, featuring artists from Kara Walker to Bruce Nauman to Sally Man. Even if a gore-smeared Barney directing is too much, you won’t be thinking about Monday morning.

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