The Film and Media Studies Program, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, The Visual and Cultural Studies Program from the University of Rochester, and the Humanities Department at the Eastman School of Music welcome pioneering performance artist and avant-garde filmmaker Carolee Schneemann with filmmaker Marielle Nitoslawska, presenting a screening of Breaking the Frame (2013), a feature-length documentary portrait of Schneeman. A pioneer of performance and body art as well as avant-garde cinema, Schneemann (Meat Joy, 1964 and Fuses, 1967/2007) has been “breaking frames” of the art world for five decades, challenging assumptions of feminism, gender, sexuality, and identity. Nitoslawska (Bad Girl, 2002, and Sky Bones, 1999) has made numerous film essays, both feature length and short form, on ground-breaking movements and artists such as Domingo Cisneros, Szczepan Mucha, and Jozef Robakowsk, and teaches film production at Concordia University in Montreal.
Breaking the Frame (2013)
Free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor, from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Film and Media Studies Program, The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, and the Visual and Cultural Studies Program of the University of Rochester.