Charlotte Moorman

Charlotte Moorman (Little Rock, US, 1933 – New York, US, 1991). Formerly a cellist, Moorman had been a connection point between most of Fluxus artists. Her unique talent made her, and by extent the Cello itself, a great subject of experimentation for the like of Yoko Ono (her former roommate), John Cage, Caroline Schneemann and to her most proficient collaborator Nam June Paik. Deconstructing, expanding, reinventing and sexualizing her instrument of predilection, Moorman brought a genuine approach to it. She has been a recurrent guest of Francesco Conz in Italy, where she would perform and work on various editions based on the cello’s shape.

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Bomb Cello, 1984
Charlotte Moorman
Bomb Cello, 1984