Premiere of Carolee Schneemann's Fuses

From: Caroline Koebel (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Apr 11 2007 - 09:55:24 PDT

World Premiere on 16mm of the new original FUSES

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 11:00AM
The University at Buffalo, SUNY, CFA 112
Free & Open to the Public

FUSES by Carolee Schneemann
(1964-67, 22 min, w/ CS, James Tenney & Kitch)

"Schneemann's film is devastatingly erotic, transcending the surfaces of sex
to communicate its true spirit, its meaning as an activity for herself and,
quite accurately, women in general....In her attempt to reproduce the whole
visual and tactile experience of lovemaking as a subjective phenomenon,
Schneemann spent some three years marking on the film, baking it in the
oven, even hanging it out the window during rainstorms on the off chance it
might be struck by lightning."--B. Ruby Rich

"This new print of FUSES should be seen by anyone who thinks they know the
film. The quality of the lab work (done by Cineric in New York City) has
brought imbedded images to the light from the dark corners of the frame.
The 16mm original presented such a problem for printing the first time
around thanks to the subject matter and also the collage like material
qualities of the film original. We can now see the film as Carolee wanted it
to look."--Andrew Lampert, Archivist at Anthology Film Archives

Presented by Caroline Koebel & the Dept. of Media Study. Film rental made
possible by a Course Development Award from the Gender Institute at UB.

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