Video

Up to and Including Her Limits

Carolee Schneemann

1982, 25:00 minutes, colour, silent

TAPECODE 120.04

Composed from footage of six performances (The Berkley Museum 1974, The Kitchen, NY 1976, Berlin 1976), this video vividly captures the concentration and raw intensity of Schneeman's presence and use of her own body. Suspended on a rope, naked and drawing, the body becomes a measure of concentration as the performance destroys the "theater of intentionality". With its harsh aleatoric sound track, this video more than documents a performance; it conveys the riskiness and depth of the original work.

(silent version)

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