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Carolee Schneemann for once deserves the word 'iconic'; from being a muse to Joseph Cornell and performing with Robert Morris, she's gone on to create a body of her own work that set a new standard in coupling intellectual integrity with visceral intensity, with unforgettable works such as Meat Joy, Interior Scroll and Up To and Including Her Limits. Plus, she really, really likes her cats. In her 70s she's as active as ever, and this exhibition includes new and vintage video works as well as the major 2009 installation Precarious. She will also create a new work in situ. Go see. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Carolee Schneemann is a pioneer in many artistic disciplines. Having consistently challenged concepts of sexuality and gender identity in the fields of painting, sculpture, installation art and video art. Most importantly, with key performance works such as 'Meat Joy' (1964) and 'Interior Scroll' (1975), Schneemann broke new grounds within the Happening and performance fields, subverting taboos facing women artists in the 60s and 70s.
Schneemann installs three major video installations at Summerhall during this year’s Festival – ‘Precarious‘ (2009), ‘Devour‘ (2003) and ‘Infinity Kisses – The Movie‘ (2008) as well as displaying a never before exhibited photographic series where she performed ice skating naked in London while holding her cat.
During the first week of the exhibition the artist will also create a major new work in situ on one of the walls of the Summerhall galleries.
On Sat 4 Aug at 3pm Schneemann gives a performative lecture entitled 'Mysteries of the Iconographies'. This event is free but entrance is by ticket only.
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