Rocío Boliver - Between Menopause and Old Age

Performance
2012 / 45'

 

“Performance of gender, Rocío as a performance artist and specifically as myself, a 56 year old woman living in the 21st Century, a time where we still suffer from ageism. By questioning the capitalist system that's imposed on women in this stage of life (age): "Between Menopause and Old Age"...To age gracefully? Hell no! I'm psychotic about how this media PHENOMENON is used to convert the victim (of age) in a compulsive consumer, lost in the useless search for her lost youth. My proposal aims to demystify the horror of old age in an ironical way, inventing my own deranged aesthetic and moral solutions for the "problem of age". Finally, I hope my mockery of this absurd contemporary reality exposes a broken society based on looks and how old age became synonymous of an insult. (Rocío Boliver)

Production and organization: City of Women; In collaboration with: Kapelica Gallery.

Supported by: A Space for Live Art.