MatthewBarney's experimental Drawing Restraint 9 has found a US home at IFC Films and is scheduled to open at the IFCCentre in New York on Mar 29 before expanding to other regions.
Thepicture stars Barney and his longtime partner Bjork as passengers aboard aJapanese whaling ship, and features a soundtrack by the Icelandic pop goddess.
"Iam a huge fan of Matthew's and couldn't be more excited to have this remarkablefilm on the IFC slate," IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring said. 'To say itis a visionary work would be to undermine its uniqueness."
Sculpturesproduced by Barney for the film will go on exhibition at the San Francisco Museumof Modern Art on Jun 23.
The deal was negotiated bySarah Lash, IFC's vice president of acquisitions, and Cinetic Media's JohnSloss and Dana O'Keefe.