L.A. Filmforum presents Carolee Schneemann: New videos of the Performing Artist
Carolee Schneemann in person!
Filmforum is delighted to start 2013 with a visit from the influential and fantastic artist Carolee Schneemann. Schneemann, multidisciplinary artist, has transformed the definition of art, especially 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, the body of the artist in dynamic relationship to the social body. 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 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. Tonight we are primarily looking at recent video works that draw from or document some of her performances.
Her classic film Fuses will be included in the screening Breaking the Plane, presented by Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA, on Thursday January 10 at 7:00 pm. For more information and tickets, see www.moca.org
Currently in Los Angeles, her early painting/constructions are exhibited in a group show at THE BOX, “Painting” (how painting became performance). http://www.theboxla.com/
Tickets: $10 general, $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members. Available by credit card in advance from Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/315189 or by cash or check at the door.
Plumb Line (1968-71, color, sound, Super 8mm film on video, 14:58)
Ask the Goddess (1991, color, sound, 7 min.)
Snows (1967-2011, color and b&w, silent, 16 mm film on video, 20:30 min. – Los Angeles premiere!)
Pinea Silva (2011, color, sound, 10 min. – Los Angeles premiere!)
Americana I-Ching Apple Pie (2007, 16:37 min, color, sound, 16:37)
Devour (2003-04, color, sound, 8:40)
This program is supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, and the Metabolic Studio.
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