1972 | United States | Experimental

Women and Smoke

  • 15 mins
  • Director | Judy Chicago

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Judy Chicago's Atmospheres series is one of the most important landmarks in ecofeminist art. At the end of the 1960s, the artist explored both natural sites and urban spaces, working with performers who bosies were covered in paint and who set off colourful flares conceived as metaphors for different emotional states. These gestures transform the landscape fleetingly, as a form of response to more authoritarian and definitive actions of male artists. Through this series of works, which questions both the place of women in art-here, the painted model is also a "painter" - and the way in which humans situate themselves in their environment. Judy Chicago links the feminist question to environmental issues, in resonance with other artists of this period, such as Ágnes Dénes or Ana Mendiete

Shot on film, 8mm/16mm.

ecofeminist art artist urban space performer painter environment