Woman’s Building History: Feminist Art Workers
Feminist Art Workers is a collaborative performance art group founded in 1976 by Nancy Angelo, Candace Compton, Cheri Gaulke and Laurel Klick and later included Vanalyne Green. Emerging from the educational programs at the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles, Feminist Art Workers incorporated techniques of feminist education into participatory performance structures. They addressed issues of community (Heaven or Hell?), violence against women (This Ain’t No Heavy Breathing and Traffic in Women: A Feminist Vehicle) and work (Bills of Rights). Their performances took place in places as varied as city streets (Pieta, Afloat), during protest rallies (Draw Your Own Conclusions: Know on 13), in buses and museums.