Breaking the Frame

Artist Anne Walsh teaches in the Department of Art Practice at UC Berkeley

New York artist Carolee Schneemann has been breaking the frame for five decades. As a feminist creating art in what was largely a man's world, she made a lot of people uncomfortable. Her experimental films and performances daringly used her body as part of her art and frankly explored her sexuality. Marielle Nitoslawaska has crafted a sensual, highly textured meditation on the creative process that echoes Schneemann's aesthetic. It kaleidescopically intermixes Schneemann's personal reflections with documentation of her art and films, and draws on Schneemann's extensive archive of her life of art.

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