Thyrza Nichols Goodeve met with Carolee Schneemann and Heide Hatry at Carolee’s 18th–century home in upstate New York to discuss their current exhibitions. The result is a candid exploration of current art practice filtered through a unique intergenerational friendship steeped with feminism, meat, performance, the vicissitudes of aging, and the central role of context and controversy in both of their lives. Carolee Schneemann’s exhibition Flange 6rpm is at PPOW Gallery May 11–June 22, 2013. Heide Hatry’s Not a Rose is at Stux Gallery May 23–June 22.
Thyrza Nichols Goodeve (Rail): You are close friends and there are obvious affinities in your work as artists and feminists, and you both have exhibitions up at the moment. Heide, I’ll start with you: you are of a different generation than Carolee. When did you first learn