|Reposted from Hyperallergic|
Tuesday night, I ventured to the beloved St. Mark’s Bookshop to see pioneering feminist artist Carolee Schneemann read from her recent book of letters, Correspondence Course: An Epistolary History of Carolee Schneemann and Her Circle. Schneemann entered the crowded section of folding chairs and standing and sitting bodies slowly and eerily, wearing her infamous devil mask.
Prefacing the talk, Schneemann warned the audience of how “brutal” the world of academic publishing is, driving the point home that this text was truly a labor of love. Describing Correspondence Course as “a book about different types of practical and aesthetic survival,” Schneemann piqued the audience’s intrigue, despite her attesting that “all the sex and fucking is not in this book … the sexy stuff is in my diaries.”
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