A Tribute to Carolee Schneemann
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
A screening organized with the University of Cincinnati Center for Film & Media Studies, in conjunction with the CAC exhibition Creatures
Presenter: Valentine Umansky, Curator of Lens-Based Arts, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Doors at 6:15PM, screening at 6:45PM
Movie: Carolee Schneemann, Kitch’s Last Meal, 1973-76, super 8mm on HD video, 54’
Schneemann began to film Kitch’s Last Meal when Kitch was seventeen, having no idea the cat would live for another three years. Kitch’s Last Meal is the distillation of the years when Schneemann lived with Anthony McCall in her seventeenth-century home in New Paltz, New York, where she lives to this day. It was originally shot on 8mm film and edited into two separate reels projected vertically, one above the other, and lasted five hours. This version is a video composite of the work initially shot on film and is screened in celebration of Carolee Schneemann, a unique artist and filmmaker, who recently passed away.
Image courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York