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Venue

Pavilion Theatre Festival Sq.
Albert Square, Manchester, GB

River of Fundament A film by Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler

Following its preview at MIF13, Manchester International Festival is taking River of Fundament on a worldwide tour.

River of Fundament, from visionary artist Matthew Barney is a radical reinvention of Norman Mailer’s novel Ancient Evenings. In collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler, Barney combines traditional modes of narrative cinema with filmed elements of performance, sculpture, and opera, reconstructing Mailer’s hypersexual story of Egyptian gods and the seven stages of reincarnation, alongside the rise and fall of the American car industry.

'The film stands as a brilliantly rendered, giddily self-referential satire of contemporary American culture.'
THE GUARDIAN

Visionary artist and film-maker... behind some of the most arresting, strange and beautiful images of our time.’
DAILY TELEGRAPH ON MATTHEW BARNEY

BAM Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York
12 - 16 February 2014. World premiere.

Adelaide Festival, Adelaide
2 - 3 March 2014

Bavarian State Opera, Munich
16 March 2014

Vienna Festival, Vienna
14, 16 & 17 May 2014

Reykjavik Arts Festival, Iceland
27 May 2014

Luminato Festival, Toronto
6 - 8 June 2014

Theater Basel, Switzerland
19 June 2014

Holland Festival, Amsterdam
23 - 25 June 2014

English National Opera, London
29 & 30 June 2014

Far North, Ilulissat, Greenland
2 August 2014

Ruhrtriennale, Essen, Germany
31 August 2014

Festival d’Automne à Paris, Paris
24 & 25 October 2014

Center for the Art of Performance, Los Angeles
25 April 2015

Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens
22 - 24 May 2015

Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver
18 July 2015

Internationales Sommerfestival, Hamburg
13 - 15 August 2015

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