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Last year's cat program was structured somewhat randomly, proceeding from abstract pieces to family friendly cartoons to political satires. This year, South Side Projections programmer Michael W. Phillips seems to have taken a page from Bill Cosby's 1969 double LP 8:15/12:15, with one program that's suitable for all ages and another that's adults only. (There should be far less repetition between the two sets than on 8:15/12:15. I also doubt that Phillips will attempt an awkward foray into blue humor during the later program, as Cosby does on that record, but you never know.) The centerpiece of the latter program is Schneemann's Fuses (1967), a once-notorious work that explicitly depicts the artist and her partner, composer James Tenney, having sex. The film took three years to make, according to Steve Rose's Guardian profile of Schneemann from earlier this year. Rose continues:
She painstakingly etched, colored, and reassembled [the film] frames to form a joyous collage, aiming to capture the equitable, erotic splendor of everyday sex 'with shameless regard.' This was at a time when movies couldn't show pubic hair or even say the word 'vagina.' Schneemann had to get the footage developed in a secret lab usually used for pornographic films. Although it was far too risqué for wide exhibition, it did win a prize at Cannes in 1969.
I'm not sure what that has to do with cats, but count me curious.