There are Voices in the Desert (1978)

This individual work by Lacy was a performed installation calling attention to personal experiences of violence in an area surrounded by a vast, silent, and empty desert where women’s bodies were often found. An installation with sand and three lamb carcasses dressed as dancing show- girls was available for a week, during which time women could enter the space in solitude and write their experiences of violence onto the wall. During the opening of the exhibition Lacy sat, nude and covered with mud, above the entry to the installation, a silent witness, while a consciousness raising session was held outside. 

This project was part of the Ariadne series of works. University of Nevada Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada.