(Quebec, Canada + United States)
Carolee Schneemann: Disembodied places the spectator at the dangerous intersection of politics and art. The exhibition features Schneemann’s stunning and heart-breaking new work in video and digital photography. In Terminal Velocity, the devastation of terrorism is magnified by intimate black and white computer scan portrayals of nine people taking a fatal plunge. Devour contrasts jarring video footage of political disasters with images of domestic intimacy and sensuality. With Caged Cats and SNAFU, Schneemann exposes the human uses for animals, with both fascinating and horrific results. Carolee Schneemann: Disembodied will leave no spectator unaffected. The exhibition will be showcased on the evening of September 9, 2005 part of the festival’s homage to women artists.
Carolee Schneeman is a multidisciplinary artist who has transformed the very definition of art, especially with regard to discourse on the body, sexuality, and technology. Her video, film, painting, photography, performance art, and installation works have been shown at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and in Europe. In 2002 Imaging Her Erotics – Essays, Interviews, Projects was published by MIT Press; previous published books include More Than Meat Joy: Complete Performance Work and Selected Writing (1979, 1997). She is based in Montreal and Springtown, NY.
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Carolee Schneemann: Disembodied
Curator: Randall Anderson
September 7, 2005 – October 23, 2005
Wednesday to Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm
Opening Friday September 9, 2005 at 7:30pm, the artist will be present