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Matthew Barney, Redoubt, 2018, 4K video, color, sound, 134 minutes 3 seconds.

DIANA—ROMAN GODDESS of the hunt, fertility, and childbirth—swore never to marry. Neither wife nor mother, she was a celibate separatist living in a forest with a band of virgin maidens. Among the animals in her care were the bear, the boar, the goat, the stag, and packs of wild dogs. She herself was a predatory animal, armed with bow and arrow, breast exposed to facilitate a smooth shot. Diana swiftly punished transgressors of her law, a code that maintained the delicate balance between humans and wildlife. She famously disciplined the hunter Actaeon when he stumbled on the goddess and her nymphs bathing, turning him into a stag to be pursued and devoured by his own hounds. In the space of her forest, Diana was a goddess without mercy.

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