An exhilarating new work about the american artist Carolee schneemann, the trailblazing multi-hyphenate (film, video, performance, installation) whose work continues to defy cultural gravity. montréal filmmaker/ cinematographer/educator Marielle Nitoslawska interweaves Schneemann’s films and documentationwith poetic, kinetic mediations concerning artmaking, feminism, gender, sexuality, and identity.
“I first saw Schneemann’s Fuses in my early twenties. While researching bad Girl, I began dreaming up a sequel of sorts, with a focus on Schneemann. We met while she was renting a montréal studio and discussed a possible film. When I visited her in new York, I knew it would happen. Her house, garden and pond were innately cinematographic in the setting sun and rising magic hour. I began digging into her well of archives, realizing it perhaps has no bottom. So began Breaking The Frame. The greatest asset of independent filmmaking is time. This process lasts years; a way of working that isn’t practical but yields irreplaceable authenticity. You observe, collect and wonder how to evoke the “past” in the flow of cinema’s ever-virtual “present”. You displace space and fragment time. You listen. You follow the mind’s eye.” — Marielle Nitoslawska
Related events :
Screening : Erotic Experimental Cinema of the Sixties | 18 oct.
Symposium : Carolee Schneemann, Then and Now | 19 oct.