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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Critical Writing

Focus on Carolee Schneemann
by Kenneth White. Millenium Film Journal, Fall 2011, no. 54.
The Cat's Eye View: Carolee Schneeman
by M.M. Serra. P.S.1 Newspaper Special Edition, Winter 2008.
Border Crossing: Performance Artist Carolee Schneemann Goes Techno
by Gord McLaughlin. EYE WEEKLY, Mar. 22, 2007.
Chronology Through Cartography: Mapping 1970s Feminist Art...
by Marsha Meskimmon. Wack!: art and the feminist revolution, 2007. Los Angeles: The Mocha L.A, 2007.
Carolee Schneemann: The Implicit Body: Performance Artist Carolee...
by Randall Anderson. Immersion Immersive, 2006.
Carolee Schneemann: Devour. DIA Centre for the Arts. New York
by Randall Anderson. Border Crossings, 2004, no. 89.
Carolee Schneemann
by Randall Anderson. Border Crossings, 2004, v. 23, no. 89.
An interview with Carolee Schneemann
by Scott MacDonald. Afterimage, Mar. 1980, v. 7, no. 8.