Curator: Lori Zippay | Session: “The Feeling of Power”: Bodies of Resistance
This is a newly restored version of documentation of the 1967 group performance Snows, which was built out of Schneemann’s outrage over the atrocities of the Vietnam War. An ethereal stage environment combining colored light panels, film projection, torn collage, hanging sacks of colored water, “snow”, crusted branches, rope, foil and foam was the set and setting in which an audience-activated electronic switching system controlled elements of the performance/installation. Images from film, slide and live action propel silent, ghostly performers in this breakthrough mixed-media kinetic theatre performance.
Camera: Alphons Shilling | Photographs by Herbert Migdoll | Participants: Shigeko Kubota, Tyrone Mitchell, Phoebe Neville, Carolee Schneemann, James Tenney, Peter Watts | Electronic Media System Projection Environment: Carolee Schneemann (Collaboration with Experiments in Art and Technology) | Choreography Production, Film “Viet-Flakes”: Carolee Schneemann | Original Sound: James Tenney, 1965. Re-edited 2008. Presented by Paul Libin at the Martinique Theatre, New York City. Angry Arts Week, 1967. Film to Video Transfer, 2008. Edited by Carolee Schneemann and Trevor Shimizu, Electronic Arts Intermix, 2008. Color and b&w, sound, 16 mm film on video.