Video Herstories

As part of the research for the exhibition, a series of interviews with women artists and writers involved in the Woman's Building was commissioned by Otis College.

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The Woman’s Building History:Laura Silagi of Mother Art

Share a Memory of the Woman’s Building: Laura Silagi of Mother Art from JM Ven on Vimeo.

Otis College: Doin' It In Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building: Weekend of October 15-16, 2011: Still Doin' It: Fanning the Flames of the Woman's Building:
Share a Memory of the Woman's Building During the Weekend of October 15-16, 2011, women gave their memories of their experiences at the Woman's Building. Some were there and participated in numerous activities, some were influenced by it.

The Woman’s Building History: Maria Karras & Marguerite Elliott

Share a Memory of the Woman’s Building: Maria Karras & Marguerite Elliott from JM Ven on Vimeo.

Otis College: Doin' It In Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building: Weekend of October 15-16, 2011: Still Doin' It: Fanning the Flames of the Woman's Building:
Share a Memory of the Woman's Building During the Weekend of October 15-16, 2011, women gave their memories of their experiences at the Woman's Building. Some were there and participated in numerous activities, some were influenced by it.

The Woman’s Building History: Rha Nickerson

Share a Memory of the Woman’s Building: Rha Nickerson from JM Ven on Vimeo.

Otis College: Doin' It In Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building: Weekend of October 15-16, 2011: Still Doin' It: Fanning the Flames of the Woman's Building:
Share a Memory of the Woman's Building During the Weekend of October 15-16, 2011, women gave their memories of their experiences at the Woman's Building. Some were there and participated in numerous activities, some were influenced by it.

The Woman’s Building History: Shauna Gunderson

Share a Memory of the Woman’s Building: Shauna Gunderson from JM Ven on Vimeo.

Otis College: Doin' It In Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building: Weekend of October 15-16, 2011: Still Doin' It: Fanning the Flames of the Woman's Building:
Share a Memory of the Woman's Building During the Weekend of October 15-16, 2011, women gave their memories of their experiences at the Woman's Building. Some were there and participated in numerous activities, some were influenced by it.

The Woman’s Building History: Susan Mogul

Susan Mogul’s The Woman’s Building from JM Ven on Vimeo.

Susan Mogul is a feminist video artist. Her humorous, autobiographical documentaries have been screened at film festivals, museums, and on television internationally. She has received numerous commissions including from the Guggenheim Foundation, ITVS, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Getty Trust.

susanmogul.com

This video shown as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time 2011-2012:
Doin' It in Public: Art and Feminism at the Woman's Building<br>
Ben Maltz Gallery<br>
October 1, 2011 &#8212; January 28, 2012

The Woman’s Building History: A Conversation with Judy Chicago and Suzanne Lacy

A Conversation with Judy Chicago and Suzanne Lacy from JM Ven on Vimeo.

On March 5, 2007, approximately 350 attendees joined Otis College of Art and Design and the Skirball Cultural Center for a conversation between Judy Chicago, critically acclaimed artist, author, creator of The Dinner Party, and a founder of the Los Angeles Womans Building; and performance artist and author Suzanne Lacy, chair of Otis College of Art and Designs graduate program in Public Practices. This intimate conversation on mentorship, art, and feminism, coincided with WACK: Art and the Feminist Revolution, 1965-1980, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The evening celebrated the opening, on March 23, 2007, of a permanent exhibition space for The Dinner Party at Brooklyn Museums Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, and the release of two books: Becoming Judy Chicago by Gail Levin (Harmony Press) and The Dinner Party: Creation to Preservation (Merrell).

Otis Continuing Education Division and the Skirball Cultural Center teamed up to present this unique and personal dialogue between two influential artists, whose career and former relationship as teacher and student, represents both institutions deep commitment to the education of artists and the public.

This event was made possible by the generous support of the Stuart Buchalter Memorial Lecture Fund.

The Woman’s Building History: A Conversation with Lily Tomlin and Cheryl Swannack

A Conversation with Lily Tomlin and Cheryl Swannack from JM Ven on Vimeo.

Lily Tomlin talks and laughs with friend Cheryl Swannack at the Opening of "Doin' It In Public" at Otis College of Art and Design. Both were active at the Woman's Building early on. They are joined at the end by Phranc.

Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin is an American actress, comedienne, writer, and producer. Tomlin has been a major force in American comedy since the late 1960's when she began a career as a stand up comedian and became a featured performer on television's Laugh-in.

Her career has spanned television, comedy recordings, Broadway, and motion pictures, enjoying acclaimed success in each medium. She has won many awards including Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Award and has also been nominated for an Academy Award. Tomlin's humor is often sharp and insightful in the traditions of standup comedians, but also frequently endearing, slightly wacky, and generally quite "family friendly".

This video shown as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time 2011-2012: Doin' It in Public: Art and Feminism at the Woman's Building
Ben Maltz Gallery
October 1, 2011 — January 28, 2012