Carolee Schneemann, POCKET PLANNER, 1976

Dimensions: 27.5 x 33.5 cm

Program: The Pocket Planner shows a list of upcoming performances and exhibitions by Carolee Schneemann in 1976 across different locations in New York. These include a film screening at the Whitney Museum Downtown, an installation at A.I.R. for the Invitational exhibition, glass constructions in the 40 Years of Collage exhibition at Buecker & Harpsichords, and the film/video/performance/installation up to and including her limits at THE KITCHEN.

Carolee Schneemann performed her groundbreaking work Meat Joy in 1964. From then she was recognized as one of New York’s most significant performance artists in the 1960s and 1970s. From early on, Schneemann was situated within the Fluxus movement, and was part in the Judson Dance Theater circle. The artist largely made use of performance and video, which focused on the female body with feminist and political aims. Using her naked body as surface and vessel of action, Schneemann developed storylines about erotic pleasure and questions of gender identity. By provocatively exposing herself she often shocked her audiences.

Invitation: The poster/pocket planner shows two images from Schneemann’s performance Interior Scroll, taken during the performance series Women Here & Now at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton.


Images: Images of the invitation and all other archival documents are part of the online collection of Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

In the following video, Carolee Schneemann describes her performance up to and including her limits, announced in the 1976 Pocket Planner, and shows short clips of original footage from the performance.