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The second edition of Excerpts from the 1971 Journal of Rosemary Mayer gives us more of the real stuff: reckoning with herself, her body, her art, her world. In her journals, she creates and performs herself, composing an unguarded self-portrait of an artist as a young woman.
A new facsimile edition of the performance artists feverish exploration of bodily autonomy, sexuality, and creativity. Schneemann passed away in 2019 during the later stages of production. Thus the book is a relic, a temporary vessel for her oeuvre, a pulsing manifestation of something ultimately uncontainable.