Schneemann and seven nude women perform the ritualized action of reading a text, as each woman slowly extracts a scroll from her vagina. The camera moves from the group action of the naked performers to close-ups of the unraveling text. Schneemann, a central figure in the body art movement, first performed this action solo in 1975.

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Screenings

  • Sun 26 Jan Cinerama 5
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  • Thu 30 Jan LantarenVenster 6
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Filmmaker
Carolee Schneemann, Maria Beatty
Country
USA
Year
1995
Medium
Digital
Length
8’
Language
English
Producer
Carolee Schneemann
Sales
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
Cinematography
Maria Beatty
Editor
Karen Heyson
Cast
voices of: Maria Beatty, Kathy Brew, Cynthia Gaasch, Carolee Schneemann