Interior Scroll (photographs), Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann (American, 1939-2019) Interior Scroll (photo documentation), 1975 Iris prints by Anthony McCall Collection of Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell

Interior Scroll is a work of body and performance
art where Carolee Schneemann uses her own body
as the primary medium. Photographs by Anthony
McCall, a structuralist filmmaker and Schneemann’s
lover at the time, allow us to view the performance
and the implied movement. However, we are left
without access to the full work. These images
appear overlaid with excerpts of text that she read
(derived from her diaristic film Kitch’s Last Meal
(1973-78), and smears of color that evoke the
interior of the body.