SCABACTION
Film - Licking My Wounds - Body Horror Inside Out

SCABACTION

Directed by Matthew Barney

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Director: Matthew Barney
Section: Licking My Wounds - Body Horror Inside Out
Country: USA
Year: 1988
BT: DEAD RINGERS / SCABACTION
Language: Without Dialogue
Version: Original version
18+

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SCABACTION

80% of Matthew Barney’s obsessions are fully formed in this video created when he was a mere faun of 19 or 20: goo, orifice fixation, medical procedures, non-human/inanimate entities considered as bodies. SCABACTION records the welding of a sculpture, some antics with Vaseline, and the removal of an ingrown hair which, depending on your personal level of squeamishness, will be ghastly or extremely satisfying. The title sounds like a putrid death metal band: perfect.

Matthew Barney’s short SCABACTION will be shown before the main feature DEAD RINGERS.


All other films with the focus BODY HORROR can be found here.


 


Picture Credit: Courtesy of the artist and Collection of Pamela and C. Richard Kramlich

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Matthew Barney