Fuses, 1965 - 2016

Basel 2019
michèle didier
Prints & Multiples
Inkjet on paper
165.1 x 111.8 (cm)
65.0 x 44.0 (inch)
Carolee Schneemann "Fuses" Inkjet on paper 165,1 x 111,76 cm 1965/2016 Limited edition of 4 Printed photogram from Fuses, a silent film of collaged and painted sequences of lovemaking between Schneemann and her then partner, composer James Tenney; observed by the cat, Kitch. “...I wanted to see if the experience of what I saw would have any correspondence to what I felt-- the intimacy of the lovemaking... And I wanted to put into that materiality of film the energies of the body, so that the film itself dissolves and recombines and is transparent and dense-- as one feels during lovemaking... It is different from any pornographic work that you’ve ever seen-- that’s why people are still looking at it! And there’s no objectification or fetishization of the woman.” Carolee Schneemann