This commemorative essay considers Carolee Schneemann's voice as expressed through performative utterances and written words, with particular focus on Interior Scroll (1975). The essay argues that the performance's documentation in photographs, the primary means of experiencing the work, has come at the expense of attention to Schneemann's voice. The essay reflects on the work of evoking Schneemann's voice through limited records in relation to the process of grief following the artist's death. Schneemann's “sonic shadow,” the essay argues, emerges through affirmative mourning. The essay was composed originally for the memorial service for Schneemann at Judson Memorial Church, New York, on 3 May 2019.

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