Infinity Kisses - The Movie

Friday, March 26, 2010 - 6:00pm

Infinity Kisses - The Movie, a special lecture by Carolee Schneemann. In her lecture, Schneemann will discuss the sensuous agency of a pet cat, and her decision to capture ritual kissing as determined by the cat. Her discussion will extend to taboo issues of physical contact, hierarchical fractures between human and animal, and "appropriate" aesthetics of erotic depiction. Her presentation will include a screening of "Infinity Kisses - The Movie" (2008), courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), NY, and contextualized with regard to her larger body of work. This event has been organized in conjunction with Solitary Pleasures, on display from March 26 through April 21, 2010.

Carolee Schneemann is a multidisciplinary artist. Her video, film, painting, photography, performance art and installation works have been shown at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; in NYC at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, as well as the Reina Sofia in Madrid, Moderna Museet Stockholm, the Pompidou Paris. The recent multi-channel video installation “Precarious” was presented at the Tate Liverpool “Abandon Normal Devices” Festival in September 2009. Through July 25, 2010 the Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz is presenting a major retrospective encompassing a full range of her visual work.

This program is made possible in part through the generous support of the Society of Friends of the Slought Foundation.

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