Womanhouse

A film by Johanna Demetrakas, 1974, 47 minutes, Color, DVD

WOMANHOUSE is an historic documentary about one of the most important feminist cultural events of the 1970s. Judy Chicago (best-known as the creator of THE DINNER PARTY) and Miriam Shapiro rented an old Hollywood mansion and altered its interior through decor and set-pieces to "search out and reveal the female experience...the dreams and fantasies of women as they sewed, cooked, washed and ironed away their lives." WOMANHOUSE is a fascinating historical look at feminism, its reception in the 1970s, and the ever-important relationship between art and social change.

 

Interview with Faith Wilding by Amy Jin Johnson on Womanhouse

 

 

WOMANHOUSE IS NOT A HOME

Produced by Lynne Littman, Directed by Parke Perine, KCET Los Angeles, originally aired February 1972