Thursday, May 15, 2008

Performance 1 - Carolee Schneeman, Meat Joy (1964) [Excerpt]

Compendium of performances in Paris, London, and New York filmed by Pierre Dominik Gaisseau.

Schneeman, in a letter to Jean-Jacques Lebel:
There are now several works moving in mindseye. ... Meat Joy shifting now, relating to Artaud, McClure, and French butcher shops - carcass as paint (it dripped right through Soutine's floor) ... flesh jubilation ... extremes of this sense. ... Smell, feel of meat ... chickens, fish, sausages?

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