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Carolee Schneemann | Flesh Cinema: The Sexually Explicit American Avant-Garde | LUX, 20 April 2016

April 16, 2016

Hales London New York is delighted to announce the inclusion of Carolee Schneemann's 1964-67 work Fuses in the LUX MRes Public Lecture Flesh cinema: The Sexually Explicit American Avant-Garde on Wednesday 20th April 2016, 7-9 pm.

 

In the early 1960s, American experimental filmmakers turned their attention to representing the body in all of its out-of-control intensities. Working in a film culture in which explicit images were legally prohibited, a group of affiliated friends and artists nonetheless created innovative methods of representing corporeal excess. This program looks at three groundbreaking films from the 1960s that reinvented film language in order to represent sexual ecstasy, queer intimacy, and subjective unraveling: Barbara Rubin'sChristmas on Earth (1963), Carolee Schneemann's Fuses (1964-1967), and Paul Sharits's Piece Mandala/ End War (1966).  In the lecture that follows, the abstract painter, writer, and scholar of postwar art and cinema Ara Osterweil will discuss the ways in which these films transformed the representation of identity and sexuality in American visual culture.

 


 

 

Carolee Schneemann

LUX MRes Public Lecture

Flesh cinema: The Sexually Explicit American Avant-Garde 

Wednesday 20 April 2016, 7-9pm

LUX

3rd Floor, Shacklewell Studios

18 Shacklewell Lane

London, E8 2EZ

 

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