Ask the Goddess

Performance 1993-97.

The Vulva speaks: "If the traditions of patriarchy split the feminine into debased/glamorized, sanitized/ bloody, madonna/whore... fractured body, how could Vulva enter the male realm except as "neutered" or neutral... "castrated"?

In this 1991 performance, Schneemann personifies the vulvic realm in an exploration/ examination of the cultural taboos and secret histories of the vulva. Vulva's direct interaction with the viewer creates a visual, verbal and experiential dialogue with the audience.

Schneemann, regarded as one of the few who consistently creates a heterosexual eroticism truly based in the feminine, unveils her latest studies, inviting the audience into this co-generative piece.