Abstract

The essay celebrates Carolee Schneemann, the author's friend and colleague since their first meeting in the early 1960s at Judson Memorial Church, New York. The essay describes the author's and Schneemann's participation in the dance workshops at Judson. The essay cites select works produced by Schneemann at Judson, including Lateral Splay (1962) and Meat Joy (1964). The essay reflects on the relation between the dance workshops and Schneemann's work in painting. It gives particular focus to Schneemann's canonic “solo” Interior Scroll (1975) and the author's experience of the artist's retrospective exhibition Kinetic Painting at MoMA PS1 in 2018. The author presented this essay in the memorial service for Schneemann at Judson Memorial Church on 3 May 2019.

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