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Like the late GG Allin, Carolee Schneemann has been known to roll around in filth. The key difference is that Schneemann is an intellectual who wraps her garbage-rolling in fancy aesthetic terms; if GG was just making a dirty monkey of himself, Schneemann is a multidisciplinary artist investigating “transgressive and denied aspects of the unconscious, nature, gender and the body.” Well, good for her, say we. If nothing else, she’ll always cause sputtering among cultural conservatives. Her videos sound downright enthralling: Vesper’s Stampede to My Holy Mouth (1992) deals, in part, with “cat/clitoral condemnation at issue during witchcraft trials.” Vulva’s School (1995) involves “two animal hand puppets in a clamorous deconstruction of sexual bias in French semiotics, Marxism, patriarchal religions, and physical taboos.” Now you have a chance to see Schneemann live and in person, and though I doubt she’ll be tossing chicken parts around the stage, she will be talking about her film, video, and performance work. It’ll be a good chance to see what she thinks about Mr. Allin’s oeuvre. Schneemann speaks at 7 p.m. at George Washington University’s Marvin Theater, 800 21st St. NW. Free. (202) 357-2700. (Michael Little)