A Tribute to Carolee Schneemann
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:30 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
Movie: Carolee Schneemann, Kitch’s Last Meal, 1973-76, super 8mm on HD video, 54’
Synopsis: Kitch’s Last Meal is the distillation of the years when Schneemann lived with Anthony McCall in New York and filmed her cat, Kitch, as he was seventeen, unaware that it would live for another three years. The film, originally shot on 8mm and edited into two separate reels projected vertically, one above the other, lasted five hours. The CAC will present an abbreviated video composite of the work in celebration of Schneemann’s passing.
Image courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York