- Carolee Schneemann Fox Chase, Pennsylvania, USA, 1939
- Dimensions:Variable dimensions
- Edition/serial number:Unique work
- Media description:Two-channel video (Betacam Digital and DVD; colour, sound), six TV monitors, three drawings, a harness, a rope and a projection without film
- Category: Installation, Video, Performance
- Entry date:2005
- Register number:AD04045
The installation Up to and Including Her Limits (1971-1976) has its origin in the performance Tracking (1973), executed by the artist in an abandoned rail car, using the same method of drawing on a piece of paper placed on the floor while hanging from a rope and harness. The current version shows the artist herself in action, on a group of video monitors, since for Schneemann the body in movement is central to this work. The drawings that make up the setting are only a by-product and represent the image left behind by the performance, as opposed to the paintings resulting from Action Painting, considered to be independent works of art. The installation is thus a critique of abstract expressionism, a pictorial movement associated with the male spirit and, to that end, she uses the nude female body as an active instrument inseparable from her condition as an artist and with which she also challenges the dominant structures of visual desire.
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