Carolee Schneemann

  • Carolee Schneemann – Kitch’s Last Meal (1976)

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    Kitch’s Last Meal is a film project in which the artist documented the quotidian experiences of her life in rural New York with her partner, English filmmaker and artist Anthony McCaIl and, and their cat Kitch. Schneemann explained that the film was “based on the continuous textures of a shared daily life of a couple – both artists – living in the country.Read More »

  • Carolee Schneemann – Fuses (1964 – 1966)

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    A silent film of collaged and painted sequences of lovemaking between Schneemann and her then partner, composer James Tenney; observed by the cat, Kitch.

    Carolee Schneemann wrote:
    …I wanted to see if the experience of what I saw would have any correspondence to what I felt– the intimacy of the lovemaking… And I wanted to put into that materiality of film the energies of the body, so that the film itself dissolves and recombines and is transparent and dense– as one feels during lovemaking… It is different from any pornographic work that you’ve ever seen– that’s why people are still looking at it! And there’s no objectification or fetishization of the womanRead More »

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