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Carolee Schneemann - Fuses (1967)

“Fuses portrays Schneemann and James Tenney having sex as recorded by a 16 mm Bolex camera. Schneemann then altered the film by staining, burning, and directly drawing on the celluloid itself, mixing the concepts of painting and collage. The segments were edited together at varying speeds and superimposed with photographs of nature, which she juxtaposed against her and Tenney’s bodies and sexual actions. Fuses was motivated by Schneemann’s desire to know if a woman’s depiction of her own sexual acts was different from pornography and classical art as well as a reaction to Stan Brakhage’s Window Water Baby Moving.”

(Source: intox, via escapistthemesofpurity)

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