Avant-garde filmmaker Carolee Schneemann's best known film, Fuses (1964) features the graphic lovemaking of a couple. The images are then painted, scratched and edited to depict the relationship between Schneemann and her husband James Tenney, a composer. In addition to making films, Schneemann is also a painter environmental and performance artist, and sculptor. Her first film, Carl Ruggle's Christmas Breakfast, came out in 1963. After Fuses, she made two more films before turning to work with plastic arts.