Cremaster #3 in 2002 – 3 and a half hours long film
Cremaster #2 in 1999- a film on surrealism and resembles a point in American History
Cremaster #1- film features all women and sculptures of ovaries
Cremaster #5 in 1997- filmed at the Budapest Opera
Cremaster #4 1995- Barney plays in the film as a man stuck in a bag
Matthew Barney is an american artist that has created sculptural pieces as installations and accompanied by videos. He is most famous for his creation of the “Cremaster Cycle” from 1994 until 2002 which is a series of five films. The series is called “Cremaster” and the cremaster is the muscle in the male body that raises and lowers the testicles. In these films he really celebrates the pleasure of exposed skin as well as sexualized characters. As a San Francisco native, he ended up in New York City after graduating from Yale University. He was a male model for J.Crew and that is how he financed a lot of his pieces in the beginning of his career.