Eric Doeringer, famous for his Bootlegs and Smoke Filtration Systems has just put out a call for entries for a new web project he is working on that he says is “fan site dedicated to Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle. The project will explore fandom’s relation to the contemporary art world.”

Here is the official press release:

Call for Entries:

Artists (all media), writers, musicians, and video/filmmakers are invited to submit works based on Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle for an online exhibition (and possible gallery show).
Submission Guidelines:
* Artwork: Up to 5 jpeg or gif files (no larger than 1024 x 768 pixels each) or web URL. *
Writing: Fiction, nonfiction, or poetry may be submitted. Please include the text in the body of your email and as a separate attachment in any standard text format (Microsoft Word, txt, etc.).
* Music: MP3 file (no more than four minutes ? longer music files can be sent if accepted) or web URL.
* Film/Video: Quicktime or Flash movies (no more than three minutes ?longer videos can be sent if accepted), web URL, or still images (up to 5 jpegs, no larger than 1024 x 768 pixels each). Please include contact information and a brief statement about your work.
Submissions should be sent to

I missed out on the world of art blog speculation last year when Cremaster analysis was flying left and right. I have my own thoughts on this of course. Last Fall I dragged my sidekick to a double feature of Cremaster I & II, to finally see what all the hubbub was about..

I found the first installment the most excruciating thing I have ever sat through in my life. It seriously made my feet itchy. Cremaster II I liked much better, especially the parts with the guy from Slayer and the bees. I was expecting Sidekick to have his eyes permanently rolled to the back of his head over the whole episode, and it turns out he absolutely loved the whole thing. You never know.