Kunstnerportrettet: Breaking the Frame with Carolee Schneemann

27.10.19 – 01.11.19

Welcome to a new edition of our series Kunstnerportrettet (artist portrait)! This time we are screening Breaking the Frame (2012), a documentary film about the groundbreaking American artist Carolee Schneemann.

Kunstnerportrettet is kindly supported by Fritt Ord.

About the film

Breaking the Frame is a feature length documentary portrait of the New York artist Carolee Schneemann. The film captures Schneemann, in her own words, images and reflections, at work, at home, in the studio, and interweaves extensive film excerpts from her groundbreaking film work, installations and performances. Shot and utilizing a variety of formats (35/16/8mm, HD) over a period of six years, Breaking The Frame can be described as a kinetic, hyper-cinematic intervention, a critical meditation on the relation of art to the physical, domestic and conceptual aspects of daily life and on the attributes of memory.

About the artists

Carolee Schneemann (1939-2019) was an American multi-disciplinary artist. A pioneer of performance and body art as well as avant-garde cinema, Schneemann broke the frames of the art world for five decades, in a variety of mediums, challenging assumptions of feminism, gender, sexuality, and identity. Among her most famous works are the films Meat Joy (1964) and Fuses (1967), the performance Interior Scroll (1975) and the instillation Up to and Including Her Limits (1973-1976). Schneemann received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2017.

Marielle Nitoslawska is a Canadian filmmaker, cinematographer and film professor who lives and works in Montreal. She received her B.F.A. in Studio Arts and Art History from Concordia University, Montreal and an M.F.A., magna cum laude in Cinematography from the Polish National Film School in Lodz.

Breaking the Frame
Marielle Nitoslawska
1t 40min