Sisters Of Survival (S.O.S.) is a collaborative performance art group founded in 1981 by Nancy Angelo, Jerri Allyn, Anne Gauldin, Cheri Gaulke and Sue Maberry. Focusing on anti-nuclear issues, S.O.S. initiated End of the Rainbow, a three-part project including a European tour in Spring 1983. S.O.S. also produced a media performance (Shovel Defense), an artists' book (Sisters Of Survival's Memento Mori), a billboard (Something is Clouding Your Future), and other theatrical and participatory performances.
This video was commissioned by Otis College of Art and Design for the exhibition "Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building" (1973-1991) in the Ben Maltz Gallery, October 1 January 28, 2012 and is part of an ongoing series of oral histories about the Woman's Building partially funded by the Getty Foundation.
The exhibition is part of a "Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A.1945-1980," an unprecedented collaboration of more than fifty cultural institutions across Southern California, which are coming together to tell the story of the birth of the LA art scene. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time will take place for six months beginning October 2011.