Carrie Schneider: Reading Women

2601-2603 Studios
2603 N San Fernando Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Opening reception Saturday, February 21, 5–7pm

Also open for viewing Saturday Feb 21, 2015 noon–5pm
And by appointment Friday Feb 20, Sunday Feb 22

To make Reading Women (2012–2014), I asked 100 friends – mostly artists, writers and musicians in living in New York, but also here in Los Angeles – to each sit while reading a book of her choice, written by a female author, in her own home or studio for two hours, while I photographed and filmed her. Over time, the sitter becomes absorbed, and she loses awareness of the camera and her pose. The final video shows every reader, each at her most immersed, using the page turn as the structure to transition from one sitter to the next.

Carrie Schneider: Reading Women (2012–2014)
HD video on loop with sound
4 hours

Carrie Schneider: Reading Women (2012–2014) HD video on loop with sound 4 hours

Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks (Blacks, pub. 2008)

Carrie Schneider: Reading Women (2012–2014) HD video on loop with sound 4 hours

Evan reading Anne Lamott (Traveling Mercies, 2000)

Carrie Schneider: Reading Women (2012–2014) HD video on loop with sound 4 hours

Christine reading Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, And Opposition in Globalizing California, 2007)

Carrie Schneider: Reading Women (2012–2014) HD video on loop with sound 4 hours

Juliana reading Pamela Des Barres (I’m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie, 1987)

Carrie Schneider: Reading Women (2012–2014) HD video on loop with sound 4 hours

Katie reading Moyra Davey (Mother Reader, 2001)

Dawn reading Carrie Lambert–Beatty (Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s, 2008)

Dawn reading Carrie Lambert–Beatty (Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s, 2008)

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Reading Women at the California Museum of Photography (through March 7, 2015)

California Museum of Photography text by curator Joanna Szupinska–Myers

Carrie Schneider is a Brooklyn-based artist working in photography and film. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh; Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norway; and currently at the California Museum of Photography in Riverside, through March 7, 2015. She received the Jerome Foundation’s NYC Film/Video Grant, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Residency Fellowship, a 2015 Creative Capital Grant, and attended the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, as a Fulbright Fellow.