Mysteries of the Pussies, 1998

video (color, sound)
7:43 min.

For this performative lecture, Schneemann invited Teija Lammi, museum librarian at the Porin Taidemuseo in Pori, Finland, to be an improvisatory participant. Together Schneemann and Lammi physically respond to images of the artist's cats. Schneemann relates her own research into historic obscenities connecting the various implications of "pussy." The performance was recorded in June 1998 and re-edited in 2010.

Documentary Pori Footage by Erkki Valli-Jaakola. Video edit with Trevor Shimizu, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

a black and white cat leaps off a balcony onto a ledge
overhead view of a black and white cat laying in front of two dead bunnies, a woman's figure is overlayed across the image