Dasha Ilina on Cathy Akers and Sophie Rickett

In Dasha Ilina's brief introduction to the works of Helen Chadwick, Cathy Akers and Sophie Rickett ("Feminist Artists Changing the World"), Ilina looks at Akers' "Pee Performances" and Rickett's "Pissing Women" as an attempt to challenge traditional ideas of dominance (Rickett) and question our relations to nature (Akers).

From Sophy Rickett's "Pissing Women":

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From Cathy Akers' "Pee Performances":


Whether you look at what you're doing as a political statement, a performance, or as a way of positioning yourself in relation to nature or culture, one thing is certain: you are in conversation with history.