The Female Power of Carolee Schneemann
David Hudson | The Criterion Collection | 7th March 2019
Lady Gaga’s meat dress is but one indicator of Schneemann’s broad influence. Her pioneering body and performance art was criticized for its eroticism, a charge she rebutted by saying “sensuality [is] always confused with pornography”. Only in the last decade has recognition come from major galleries. Schneemann thought herself “a painter … using her naked body in lieu of the “phallic” brush”. A video (2 min) is here.