AM-2789

Carolee Schneemann. More Than Meat Joy. Performance Works and Selected Writings

A new edition of the only book that documents Schneemann’s complete works up to 1978. As performance art books go, this one is especially unusual for its integration of large numbers of photographs with performance scores as well as descriptive texts. Schneemann — one of the original creators of performance art — began making events and “happenings” in 1960. Over thirty works are documented here (this book was originally published in 1979). The range of her work has been substantial and broadly influential: from solo improvisations to large group ensemble pieces, from starkly bare stagings to multi-media and multi-sensory extravaganzas. Schneemann’s performance works — direct extensions of her equally important work as a painter and filmmaker — have been performed throughout Europe and the United States. This book includes sections of her selected writings gathered from art and literary magazines, diaries, and journals; and it completed by a festschrift of tributes from notable artists, poets, and critics. More Than Meat Joy is vital to an understanding of the origins and intentions of performance art, as well as being the expression of an enormously important artist.

Text: Schneemann Carolee, McPherson Bruce. cm 26,5×21,5; pp. 288; BW ills.; paperback. Publisher: Documentext, New York, 1997.

ISBN: 9780929701547 | 0929701542

ID: AM-2789

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A new edition of the only book that documents Schneemann’s complete works up to 1978. As performance art books go, this one is especially unusual for its integration of large numbers of photographs with performance scores as well as descriptive texts. Schneemann — one of the original creators of performance art — began making events and “happenings” in 1960. Over thirty works are documented here (this book was originally published in 1979). The range of her work has been substantial and broadly influential: from solo improvisations to large group ensemble pieces, from starkly bare stagings to multi-media and multi-sensory extravaganzas. Schneemann’s performance works — direct extensions of her equally important work as a painter and filmmaker — have been performed throughout Europe and the United States. This book includes sections of her selected writings gathered from art and literary magazines, diaries, and journals; and it completed by a festschrift of tributes from notable artists, poets, and critics. More Than Meat Joy is vital to an understanding of the origins and intentions of performance art, as well as being the expression of an enormously important artist.