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    Reader comments on The Cremaster Cycle

    Subject: Re: A Splat of Goo for the Road
    Date: Jan 12, 2004
    Sender: anya plumPrevious | Next

    Doesn't all visual art aspire to "faciliate a manipulated emotional response"? Isn't that what you paid you dollar for? How come all these critiques are criticising a piece of art on the basis that it does everything it says on the tin??

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    Response to this comment:
    A Splat of Goo for the Road

    Cremaster was exciting if only for the opportunity to watch black cloaked New Yorkers stand, gawk, and utter psuedo-insightful phrases, hoping to showcase their artistic understanding and impress their other black-clothed, cliched counterparts. Vaseline fountains, dead lambs wrapped in satin, rockettes in some unknown beast uniform, and an orange pompom hero combined with the spralling Guggenheim architecture, wax frames surrounding warped sketches of genetalia, and an over active imagination liberally applied and indulged by the artist in question, with seemingly unending fiances to cosset his cliched monstrousity of an art exhibit, simply led me to watch open mouthed and marvel at how such an excessive vision in vaseline and blood, no less, came to inhabit one of the finest art museums in the world. The aim of the Cremaster 5 Cycle is, as far as i can see, simply to faciliate a manipulated emotional response from its stunned viewer. As original as the exhibit seemed at first, I was amazed by how quickly it became forced, cliched, and uninspiring, just another coffee house piece of perfomance art, just another exsessive attention to detail, just another splat of vaseline goo against a steel plate. Perhaps, though, days later, after i have deliberated, pondered, and came to the conclusion that i still do not understand Barney's vision, the point is that i AM still thinking about the various before mentioned plethora of sex and gore themed art pieces, i am still writing about how it baffled me, and i am still remarking on how a mere $10 could gain me entrance to one of the oddest experiences of my entire life.






    Comment index:

  • A Splat of Goo for the Road   from Yolanda Paprika, Jun 2, 2003
  • Re: A Splat of Goo for the Road   from leslie, Jul 8, 2003
  • Like Lynch on Heroin   from Van, Aug 12, 2003
  • Re: Like Lynch on Heroin   from j, Sep 1, 2003
  • » Re: A Splat of Goo for the Road «   from anya plum, Jan 12, 2004
  • Re: A Splat of Goo for the Road   from Kevin, Sep 10, 2004
  • where can i see it   from Josh, Aug 31, 2003
  • sucka pleez   from cute sanchez, Sep 3, 2003
  • Re: sucka pleez   from , Apr 9, 2005
  • barney- cremaster cycle   from nicole, Sep 5, 2003
  • Re: barney- cremaster cycle   from saul, Oct 1, 2004
  • Buy the movie   from luca, Mar 30, 2004
  • Re: Buy the movie   from chaco75, May 29, 2004
  • Re: Buy the movie   from valerie, Feb 11, 2005
  • Re: Buy the movie   from Nathan, Jul 28, 2005
  • cremaster cycle   from Jeff Elliott, Jun 5, 2004
  • wtf   from kolla, Sep 11, 2004
  • Re: wtf - 'Cremaster Cycle'   from Chris, Feb 11, 2005
  • truly a disappointment   from brad, Nov 24, 2004
  • guys, you have to remember...   from H., Feb 23, 2005
  • saw the films lately   from simon, Apr 6, 2005
  • [no subject]   from Gerard, Aug 3, 2005
  • ???   from Darn, Oct 14, 2005
  • CREMASTER PARALLEL KINGDOM   from ANTHONY, Mar 18, 2006
  • OH!   from Nadia Russ, Apr 30, 2006
  • question   from velya, Jun 6, 2006
  • NeoPopRealist art and idea of living   from Nadia Russ, Jan 31, 2007
  • Queen Katrinia   from Anthony Scardina, Nov 29, 2008
  • A Splat of Goo for the Road   from Yolanda Paprika, Jun 2, 2003
  • Re: A Splat of Goo for the Road   from leslie, Jul 8, 2003
  • Like Lynch on Heroin   from Van, Aug 12, 2003
  • Re: Like Lynch on Heroin   from j, Sep 1, 2003
  • » Re: A Splat of Goo for the Road «   from anya plum, Jan 12, 2004
  • Re: A Splat of Goo for the Road   from Kevin, Sep 10, 2004
  • where can i see it   from Josh, Aug 31, 2003
  • sucka pleez   from cute sanchez, Sep 3, 2003
  • Re: sucka pleez   from , Apr 9, 2005
  • barney- cremaster cycle   from nicole, Sep 5, 2003
  • Re: barney- cremaster cycle   from saul, Oct 1, 2004
  • Buy the movie   from luca, Mar 30, 2004
  • Re: Buy the movie   from chaco75, May 29, 2004
  • Re: Buy the movie   from valerie, Feb 11, 2005
  • Re: Buy the movie   from Nathan, Jul 28, 2005
  • cremaster cycle   from Jeff Elliott, Jun 5, 2004
  • wtf   from kolla, Sep 11, 2004
  • Re: wtf - 'Cremaster Cycle'   from Chris, Feb 11, 2005
  • truly a disappointment   from brad, Nov 24, 2004
  • guys, you have to remember...   from H., Feb 23, 2005
  • saw the films lately   from simon, Apr 6, 2005
  • [no subject]   from Gerard, Aug 3, 2005
  • ???   from Darn, Oct 14, 2005
  • CREMASTER PARALLEL KINGDOM   from ANTHONY, Mar 18, 2006
  • OH!   from Nadia Russ, Apr 30, 2006
  • question   from velya, Jun 6, 2006
  • NeoPopRealist art and idea of living   from Nadia Russ, Jan 31, 2007
  • Queen Katrinia   from Anthony Scardina, Nov 29, 2008