Friday, 1 February 2013
SILVER ACTION by SUZANNE LACY
The image above is of The Crystal Quilt, a 'happening' by Suzanne Lacy which took place in 1987 in Minneapolis, when 430 women over the age of 60 gathered to share their views on activism and growing older. The pattern is made by women wearing colour co ordinated clothes stting at a table in groups of four. Their movement is choreographed to produce a lively video. It still exists in the form of a video, documentary, quilt, photographs and sound piece and was on view at Tate Modern this autumn.
But on February 3rd Suzanne Lacy is going to create our very own SILVER ACTION. Four hundred women over 60 will take part. At orientation workshops before the event they get a chance to meet and exchange experiences of trying to 'make the world a better place' in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
You can read more about it the Tate's press release: