<i>Plumb Line.</i> 1971. USA. Directed by Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann Program

Friday, May 21, 2010, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

Includes the following films:

  • Viet Flakes

    1965. USA. Directed by Carolee Schneemann. Sound collage by James Tenney. This dense and aggressive work consists of war images from Vietnam accompanied by a sound collage. The images were gathered by Schneemann from foreign magazines and newspapers over a five year period. Visual fractures created by the way she shoots within the photographs are heightened by Tenney’s soundtrack of Vietnamese religious chants and fragments of classical and rock ‘n' roll music. 11 min.

  • Plumb Line

    1971. USA. Directed by Carolee Schneemann. Part two of her autobiographical trilogy depicts the dissolution of a relationship unraveling through visual and aural equivalences. Schneemann splits and recomposes the actions of lovers in a streaming montage of disruptive permutations until the film bursts into flames, consuming its own substance. 18 min.

  • Fuses

    1964–66. USA. Directed by Carolee Schneemann. Schneemann’s first film of her autobiographical trilogy was made to depict sexual intimacy and pleasure from a woman’s point of view. Fuses bears traces of Deren's work in its malleable, responsive camera movements and in the artist’s role as both image and image-maker. Silent. 18 min.

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