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Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 W 22nd St, Fl 5th, New York, New York 10011
EAI is pleased to present an evening with Carolee Schneemann, in conversation with critic and independent curator Melissa Ragona.
The evening will feature a screening of a selection of Carolee Schneemann’s performative lectures, including Americana I Ching Apple Pie (2007) and Ask the Goddess (1991). Following the screening, Schneemann will discuss this pioneering body of work and present rare documentation of earlier performative lectures.
In 1968, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Schneemann presented her first activated essay, Naked Action Lecture in which she used the body (both her own and audience members) to demonstrate the tension between gendered presentational positions, intellectual production and critical reception. This investigation continued throughout many other lecture-centered performances, including Schlaget Auf (1970), Cooking with Apes (1973), Interior Scroll (1975), Moon in a Tree (for Joseph Cornell) (1976), ABC We Print Anything —In The Cards (1976-79), HomeRunMuse (1977), Dirty Pictures (1985), The Delirious Arousal of Destruction or Is There a Feminist Erotic Iconography? (1991), Vulva’s School (1995) and Mysteries of the Pussies (1998), just to name a few. This discussion will also examine Schneeman’s influence on and context within a larger discussion during the sixties and seventies about conceptual and embodied approaches to the “lecture” as a work of art.
Admission $7, Students $5
Free for EAI Members