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An Evening with Carolee Schneemann

Synopsis:

April 21 - 8:00 PM


Jack H. Skirball Screening Series
An Evening with Carolee Schneemann

"Prior to Schneemann, the female body in art was mute and functioned almost exclusively as a mirror of masculine desire." Jan Avgikos, Artforum

Carolee Schneemann has never ceased to cross mediums and boundaries to make work that resonates with raw poetic power. From her collaged war or diary films and provocative performances to her photos, paintings and installations, Schneemann’s varied and distinctly feminist creations deconstruct our ingrained preconceptions and everyday assumptions. In words, images and actions, her art is deeply personal, sharply critical, intensely expressive, and always innovative. This special evening with Schneemann features a collection of some of the most highly charged political statements, erotic episodes and domestic disturbances ever seen in American avant-garde cinema. The program includes Fuses (1965–7, 29 min., 16mm, silent), Viet-Flakes (1965, 11 min., 16mm), Plumb Line (1968–71, 18 min., 16mm), and Devour (2003–4, 7:52 min., video).

In person: Carolee Schneemann

Los Angeles Filmforum and the UCLA Film and Television Archive are screening additional films by Carolee Schneemann. See www.lafilmforum.org and www.cinema.ucla.edu for more information.

The Jack H. Skirball Screening Series is curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud

 

Genre:

Experimental / Avant Garde