Critical Writing Index

Carolee Schneemann: The Implicit Body

by Randall Anderson

Immersion Immersive, 2006, pp. 13-19

Examining Carolee Schneeman's Disembodied (2006) in context of her previous work, and her thematic relationship with the body. The author suggests an evolution of our understanding of the body within the art world from the explicit during the 1960's to the implicit understanding we have now. Our bodies can now be seen as more than physical objects, with complex relationships to our environment, technology, and other bodies. Ultimately, Schneemann's work identifies the fundamental need to live as experiential, transient human beings in the face of societies need's to define, categorize and dehumanize its inhabitants.

ITEM 2006.115 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Eye Body: 36 Transformative ActionsCarolee Schneemann

Meat joyCarolee Schneemann

FusesCarolee Schneemann

Kitch's Last MealCarolee Schneemann

DevourCarolee Schneemann

SNAFUCarolee Schneemann

Terminal VelocityCarolee Schneemann

Caged Cats I, IICarolee Schneemann

Infinity KissesCarolee Schneemann