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Kersels, Martin  

Morgan Falconer

(b Los Angeles, CA, 1960).

American sculptor. Kersels graduated with a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1984, and later returned to the same institution to take an MA (1993–5). From 1984 to 1993 he was a member of a neo-Dada performance group, SHRIMPS, and this clearly influenced his sculpture, both in terms of its echos of performance and its tone of light-hearted absurdity and futility. His photographic series Tossing a Friend (Melinda 1, 2 and 3) (1996; see 1998 exh. cat.) is indicative of his interest in the consequences of accidental movement: a woman is shown, in various positions, being thrown in the air by the artist. Objects of the Dealer (1995; see Pagel, 1995) suggests a more critical edge to his anarchic humour: all the mechanical and electrical components on an art dealer’s desk were wired up to different microcassettes and whenever they were used music would come from some of the 26 speakers. His well-known ...

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Schneemann, Carolee  

American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 12 October 1939, in Fox Chase (Pennsylvania); died 6 March 2019, in New Paltz (New York).

Performance artist, assemblage artist, installation artist, video artist. Multimedia.

Neo-Dadaism, Feminist Art, Body Art.

Carolee Schneemann received a BA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, and an MFA from the University of Illinois. She also studied at Columbia University School of Painting and Sculpture, New York; the New School for Social Research, New York; and Universidad de Puebla, Mexico. She taught at the University of Illinois (1961–1962); Dartington College, Totnes, Devon (1972); the Art Institute of Chicago; the Universities of Colorado, Ohio, and California; and the Pratt Institute, New York. Schneemann was artist in residence at Colby College, Waterville, Maine (1968). She was founder-director of Kinetic Theater movement and design workshops in New York (1963–1968), and was a founder member of International-Local Group, New York (...