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Interior Scroll (1975) is a work of performance art by Carolee Schneemann, a Fluxus piece featuring her use of text and body.

In her performance, Schneemann enters wrapped in a sheet, under which she wore an apron.

She disrobed and then got on a table where she outlined her body with dark paint.

Several times, she would take "action poses", similar to those in figure drawing classes.

Concurrently, she read from her book Cezanne, She Was a Great Painter.

Following this, she dropped the book and slowly extracted from her vagina a scroll which she read from. Schneemann's feminist scroll speech, according to performance theorist Jeanie Forte, made it seem as if "[Schneemann]'s vagina itself is reporting [...] sexism".



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