Reading/Discussion Seminar - Relational Spontaneity: Carolee Schneeman and the Borderless Body
Objectives and Content
Screening: Up To and Including Her Limits (29 mins) 1976; Meat Joy (5 min, excerpt) 1964; Interior
Scroll - The Cave (7 mins) 1975-1995; Infinity Kisses - The Movie (9 mins) 2008. Reading: More than
Meatjoy Carolee Schneemann 1964
Beauty is adhesive, it`s sticky. There`s also the traditional mind-body split. In order to be intellectually
dependable, you can`t have a voluptuous, luscious, erotic body, because the split is between
intelligence and sexuality.
It has to do with a sensitized situation in which the participants practice relational spontaneity. I never have anyone enact anything that I wouldn`t do myself. There`s no separation between me and the performers. There`s no hierarchy except that it`s my vision, and the participants must want to be a part of it.
Note: Requirement for seminar: Read and be prepared to discuss text.