May 10, 2010

How To Make A Fever Even Worse In One Simple Step

I had a fever this weekend. I remember being fascinated with the film Altered States when I saw it in the 80s, so I decided to stream it via Netflix. Bad idea. Matthew Barney (aka "the most important artist of his generation") basically made a career out of recreating those sequences over and over and over and over again.

1 comment:

stexe said...

I love "Altered States", although watching a few clips via youtube is sufficient to get the benefits of it. The clunky, rapid-fire dialogue between the hallucination scenes is a little tiresome.

Matthew Barney movies basically dare the viewer to sit through them without dying of boredom, but he's made some nice sculptures and I like some of his imagery.