In Mourning and In Rage media performance at Los Angeles City Hall
On View at the Getty Center: Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics 1950-1980
In the 1970s, Los Angeles became an epicenter of the feminist movement. By the late 1970s socially-aware artists were addressing issues beyond the art world. In Mourning and In Rage, a media performance staged on the steps of City Hall, responded to the inadequate media coverage the artists saw in response to the Hillside Strangler, a serial killer who targeted women. This action drew attention to larger questions concerning violence against women, and exemplified the community-oriented artistic activist that emerged.