“atmospheres,” performance pieces involving smoke and various pyrotechnical materials, various locations in california, 1967.
i am waiting for my copy of Through the Flower, in which chicago talks about how she stopped doing these when the guy she bought the fireworks from sexually harassed her, though was too embarrassed to tell people that was why. then she met a female pyrotechnician and started doing them again.
THEN she read valerie solanas and became a super-important feminist artist. i love these dreamy pre-radicalized works, though.