The Crystal Quilt--Trailer

1992 | 00:07:06 | United States | English | Color | Mono

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: Aging, Artist Portraits, Documentation, Feminism, Gender, Performance

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“The idea was to address the cultural invisibility of older women through art and through action,” the voice-over explains as this video begins. This short works offers an introduction to the Whisper Minnesota Project, which organized The Crystal Quilt performance, an event that brought together hundreds of women over 60 on a Mother’s Day in Minneapolis. As the video explains, “The Crystal Quilt is a case study in reframing notions of older women’s beauty, power, and relevance. Through it we catch glimpses of life patterns and values lost to our generation.”