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"River of Fundament" was inspired by "Ancient Evenings," Norman Mailer's sprawlingly bad novel — pages of benumbed egocentrism set in pharaonic Egypt. Over a long, dark night, Ramesses IX reminisces about his ancestor, Ramesses II, obsessed with a huge battle that may or may not have. Matthew Barney's latest project is a re-imagining and re-interpretation of Norman Mailer's Ancient Evenings as an opera performed live in seven acts over a number of years. This epic undertaking transposes Mailer's hypersexual story of Egyptian gods and the seven stages of death and reincarnation on to. River of Fundament is a loose interpretation of Normal Mailer's novel Ancient Evenings, and the content is largely informed by both the book as well as critic Harold Bloom's review in The New York Review of Books. Ancient Evenings is a graphic tale of an ancient Egyptian nobleman who, through. Harold Bloom called it an “extravagant invention” but added, “I don't intend to give an elaborate plot summary, since if you read 'Ancient Evenings' for the story, you will hang yourself.” It's probably wise advice to follow when talking about “River of Fundament,” too. Mr. Barney may have never met an. The film's actors re-enact a hypnagogic version of Mailer's funeral in a faithful re-creation of the writer's New York home. They repeat, with a shake of the head, that critics just weren't ready for Ancient Evenings. For every moment in Fundament that depicts, for example, a man reaching into a toilet, extracting. This scenario — give or take the cars — is based loosely on a book by Mailer himself, the page Ancient Evenings, which he worked on for more than 10 years and published in Mailer's protagonist is actually a nobleman named Menenhetet I, but Barney chose to replace him with the author based. March 20 through May 9, Opening March 19 from pm. Rue du Grand Cerf 12 Grote Hertstraat – Brussels. Gladstone Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new drawings by Matthew Barney from. Ancient Evenings, a seven act opera loosely based on Norman Mailer's Egyptian-set novel and. Matthew Barney, Ancient Evenings: Khaibit Libretto. Matthew Barney's River of Fundament is a sprawling, ambitious interpretation of Norman Mailer's chequered.