October 29, 2014 – Erica Levin

Assistant Professor
Film and Art History, Cleveland Institute of Art

“Between Body and Environment: Carolee Schneemann’s Kinetic Theater”

Carolee Schneemann’s Kinetic Theater developed alongside happenings and Judson Dance Theater in the mid 1960s. This talk looks at how these performance works developed to engage the conditions and limits of becoming involved during the Vietnam era, as a participant in protest, but also as an embodied subject responsive to the demands media make on one’s attention and capacity to connect.