Judy Chicago

Women and Smoke, California , 1971-1972
Video MP4

Duration: 14 minutes and 45 seconds

Edition 3 of 20, 2 APs

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Between 1968 and 1974, Judy Chicago executed a series of increasingly complex fireworks pieces that involved site specific performances around California. Some of these works, titled Atmospheres, were intended to transform and soften the landscape, introducing a feminine impulse into the environment, while others focused on re-creating early women-centered activities like the kindling of fire or the worship of goddess figures.

Women and Smoke features performances that took place between 1971 and 1972. Originally shot on 16mm, Salon 94 worked with Chicago's studio to compile the historic material into a cohesive film.