Labowitz and Lacy created their own work, a mass public performance for 3000 women marchers who left the conference and marched toward San Francisco’s pornography district. On a hill overlooking the strip, marchers first sighted the brightly lit float that they greeted with enthusiastic chants, “ululations” borrowed from women in the Algerian movement. Holly Near sang “Fight Back” as the two sided float moved slowly through the crowds—it’s front a Madonna bedecked with flowers and electric candles, modeled on the Catholic ritual of the Santa Semana parades in Spain and Latin America. On it’s back side, a three-headed lamb carcass, like the goddess Hecate, whose open gut cavity leaked layers of black and white pornography. Marchers ripped the pornography from the backside of the float as it went by and they fell in behind the float.
Participating Artists include Betsy Irons, Ann Klix, Monica Mayer and Rosemarie Prins. This project was commissioned by WAVPM for the Conference on Pornography.