Remains To Be Seen: New and Restored Films and Videos of Carolee Schneeman
Anthology, EAI, and PERFORMA07 join together to celebrate the indomitable Carolee Schneemann. With a prolific oeuvre that spans 40-plus years of activity, Schneemann never ceases to cross all mediums, thresholds or boundaries. Whether making handcrafted diary films, provocative performances, photos, paintings or installations, Scheneeman??ôs varied creations resonate with raw poetic power. In words, images and actions, Scheneeman deconstructs our ingrained preconceptions and everyday assumptions. Her art is deeply personal, sharply critical, intensely expressive and always incredibly honest.
Remains To Be Seen
is an opportunity to discover recent videos by Schneemann alongside brand-new preservation prints of seminal film works. Anthology is ecstatic to debut the preservation of Kitch??ôs Last Meal, a film originally presented as a vertical double-super-8mm projection. A second program will feature the NYC premiere of Anthology??ôs stunning restoration of Fuses, alongside newly discovered and preserved Schneeman films from EAI and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Programs in REMAIN TO BE SEEN:
Nov 7: Artist Talk & Screening
Nov 15: Restorations & New Works
Nov 16-17: Kitch's Last Meal
About the Artist
Carolee Schneemann (b. 1939) is a multidisciplinary artist who transformed discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. The history of her work is characterized by research into archaic visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, and the body of the artist in dynamic relationship with the social body. Schneeman??ôs painting, photography, performance art, and installation works have been shown at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, among many other institutions, and film and video retrospectives have taken place at the National Film Theatre, London, the San Francisco Cinematheque, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Schneeman is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1993) and a College Art Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2000), among many other awards. She has published widely, including a book about Cezanne, ???She Was A Great Painter??? (1976), ???Early and Recent Work??? (1983), and ???More Than Meat Joy: Performance Works and Selected Writings??? (1979, 1997). Forthcoming publications include Imaging Her Erotics, from MIT Press, and a selection of Schneeman??ôs letters, edited by Kristine Stiles.
Co-presented by Anthology Film Archives and Electronic Arts Intermix for PERFORMA07