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Carolee Schneemann | Book Reprint: Parts of a Body House

February 1, 2021

Hales is delighted to announce the reprint of Carolee Schneemann's Parts of a Body House.

 

Please join the Carolee Schneemann Foundation and Printed Matter, in conjunction with Women’s Studio Workshop in a virtual event to celebrate the reprint of Carolee Schneemann’s Parts of a Body House Book, on February 3rd, 2021 at 6:00 pm EST. Lorraine O’Grady, Jasmine Wahi, and Stephanie LaCava will read from the book.

 

The evening will begin with an introduction by Erin Zona, artistic director at Women’s Studio Workshop, who worked closely with Schneemann on the project and completed it after her death. Zona will detail the history of the book and describe the hand interventions used to create the book, including “signatures” by Carolee’s beloved feline, La Niña, using a pigment mixed from beet juice and dirt gathered from the grounds of the artist’s eighteenth-century farmhouse in New Paltz, NY.

 

Parts of a Body House was first published in 1972 by Beau Geste Press in Devon. The reprint is a facsimile of Schneemann’s personal copy from the first edition, and it was in production at the time of her death in 2019. This book includes the first publishing of an excerpt from Schneemann’s Sexual Parameters ChartAmericana I Ching Apple Pie, film positives from two of Carolee’s films, and notes and sketches on Kinetic Painting.

 


 

To join the virtual event on Wednesday 3 February, 6:00pm EST, please register here.