As part of the Getty "Pacific Standard Time" Performance Festival, Judy Chicago was invited to restage two of her works from early in her career using dry ice, fireworks and flares. Sublime Environment was based upon two dry ice pieces Chicago did in the late 1960's with Lloyd Hamrol and the late Eric Orr. A Butterfly for Pomona was presented on the football field at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and was based on her last fireworks piece in 1974 on the shore of Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA. For the opening of her solo show "Judy Chicago: Deflowered" at Nye+Brown, Judy Chicago created a new fireworks piece titled The Deflowering of Nye+Brown. Thanks to Pyro-Spectaculars and Materials & Applications for their invaluable assistance.
Pomona - A Conversation with My Younger Self, October 9, 2011, Pomona College, Clarement, CA
Judy Chicago was invited to comment upon a lecture that she had delivered in 1971 at Pomona College
Getty panel, Press Preview, Pacific Standard Time, September 25, 2011
Judy Chicago in conversation with artists Larry Bell, John Outterbridge and Gronk, moderated by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Cal State Long Beach, October 5, 2011
On Oct 5, 2011, Judy Chicago presented a lecture at Cal State Long Beach that was part of their series on censorship. Doing a brief review of her career, Chicago discussed the various forms of censorship that she had experienced from the most subtle forms involving silence or omission to the more overt censorship that attempted to prevent The Dinner Party from being exhibited or permanently housed. She also discussed the ways in which she had tried to overcome these different forms of censorship.