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Womanhouse Now: Films and Experimental Shorts

Womanhouse Now: Films and Experimental Shorts


Los Angeles Filmforum, Anat Egbi, and Los Angeles Nomadic Division present

Womanhouse Now: Films and Experimental Shorts

Online Tuesday June 28 - Sunday July 10, 2022 

Including a pre-recorded conversation with Judith Dancoff, Cheri Gaulke, Karen LeCocq , Johanna Demetrakas, and Anat Ebgi Senior Director Stefano Di Paola

Tickets: $12 general, $8 recommended for students/seniors (sliding scale), $0 Filmforum members. 

Tickets and screening here

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Womanhouse a site specific installation and performance-space, Anat Ebgi Gallery in partnership with LAND  (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) and LA Filmforum have organized an afternoon of films including Johanna Demetrakas 1974 documentary on the Womanhouse home alongside a set of experimental shorts from participating artists like Shawnee Wollenman, Judith Dancoff, Judy Chicago, and Cheri Gaulke.

Review by Jori Finkel here


After working in documentary film for a number of years, Judith Dancoff left filmmaking for her true calling as a writer.  Her award-winning short stories, essays, and a novella have appeared in numerous publications including The Georgia Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southern Humanities Review, and others. Her awards include a Pushcart Prize nomination, and residencies at Hedgebrook, VCCA, and Djerassi, where she was the McElwee Family Fellow. Her work continues to be inspired by ideas of feminism as well as an exploration of the artistic practice. A secondary interest stems from her father's work as a Manhattan Project physicist. She is currently at work on a hybrid memoir/novel about her father.  For more information about Judith's writing, visit

Visionary filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas’ first documentary, Womanhouse, about a ground-breaking feminist art installation, won a spot in the Whitney Museum's New American Filmmaker Series, played at the Venice Biennale and was later acquired by the Pompidou Centre in Paris.  Her second effort, Right Out of History: The Making of Judy Chicago's Dinner Party, was met with international acclaim at the London and Berlin Film Festivals. Her recent film Crazy Wisdom was nominated for a Jury award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Demetrakas is also an Emmy nominated editor of over two dozen films including: Busrider's Union which she co-directed with legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler and the Emmy winning Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony, winner of both the Audience and Freedom of Expression Awards at Sundance. She is on the faculty of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Cheri Gaulke’s long career has included solo performance art, as well as the creation of collaborative groups Feminist Art Workers 1976) and Sisters Of Survival (1981). She has created 10 public artworks in Southern California. She has made 27 films since the 1970s and is currently directing her first feature documentary, Acting Like Women, about feminist performance art in 1970s-80s Los Angeles.

Karen LeCocq is a mixed media sculptor who has shown internationally in galleries and museums, among them: The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, New York, The Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. Her work gained international recognition through its use in the Absolut Vodka Signature Artist campaign.  LeCocq was part of the first feminist art program taught by Judy Chicago in 1970 at California State University Fresno. Her education continued with her participation in the second feminist art program from 1971-73 at California Institute of The Arts under Chicago and Miriam Shapiro where she was part of the internationally acclaimed project, Womanhouse in 1972.  LeCocq has been the recipient of numerous awards including Sculptor of the Year from Absolut Vodka and the Honor Roll of Feminist Artists from the Veteran Feminists of America for her major contribution to the second wave feminist revolution, 1966-1980.

Stefano Di Paola is Partner and Senior Director at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles. Stefano joined Anat Ebgi in 2014 and has helped to grow the gallery's program, helping to bring on artists such as Faith Wilding, Jordan Nassar, Janet Werner, and Tammi Campbell. He is additionally a partner in the project space, Sow & Tailor, alongside artist Greg Ito and his wife Karen Galloway. Previous to joining Anat Ebgi, Stefano worked at the ONE Archives in Los Angeles and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy.