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Auto-Erotic: Female Sexuality in the First Person

still from Fuses
Cinema
April
17
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Wed April 17, 2019
7 PM

Location:

The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Audience:

Open to the public

Details:

Curated by Northwestern professors Amy Partridge and Helen Thompson, this program brings together three daring works of film and video that forged new paths towards women’s sexual self-representation on screen. Carolee Schneemann’s classic Fuses (1967), shown in a restored print, remains one of experimental film’s most uncompromising evocations of intimacy. The Continuing Story of Carel and Ferd (1970–75) offers an early use of video as a medium for confession and confrontation. The late Chicago artist Barbara DeGenevieve playfully deconstructs the motives behind her affair with a truck driver in Desperado (2004–06).

 

120 min

1967–2006, 16mm/digital

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu