Carolee Schneemann

1965, 21:00 minutes, colour, silent


Fuses is Schneemann's first experimental film and remains a controversial classic. Despite prizes at Cannes in 1968 and the Yale Film Festival in 1972, Fuses has repeatedly encountered censorship. A collaged vision of heterosexual lovemaking, it is a highly erotic film, transcending visual and sexual taboos.

"The notorius masterpiece... a silent celebration in colour of heterosexual love making. The film unifies erotic energies within a domestic environment through cutting, superimposition and layering on abstract impressions scratched into the celluloid itself... The film succeeds perhaps more than any other in objectifying the sexual streamings of the body's mind." -The Guardian, London

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