Plumb Line

1968-71, 14:58 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on HD video

The dissolution of a relationship unravels through visual and aural equivalences. Schneemann splits and recomposes actions of the lovers in a streaming montage of disruptive permutations: 8 mm is printed as 16 mm, moving images freeze, frames recur and dissolve until the film bursts into flames, consuming its own substance.

Sound: Carolee Schneemann.

 
 

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