Human, Animal, and Matthew Barney
This concluding chapter focuses on Matthew Barney’s film Drawing Restraint 9. It considers how lifting the restraints of language, gesture, and ritual set in motion a transformation of human-animal boundaries. It examines the film’s presentation of how restraint functions upon desire, how it bends and transforms desire, and what happens to bodies as the barriers of resistance are removed. It analyzes various parts of the film and relates it to the discussion of the whole text concerning animal phenomenology. One of these is the transformation in the tearoom scene which is analogous to Carolee Schneemann’s work of Dionysian myth where flesh is cut, dispersed, and transformed.
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