Women's Art Meet Up Group

Eleanor Phillips

Eleanor Philips is working on a new durational piece with a working title WITHHOLDING BLOOD. Like other markers of social difference, age is given meaning by a culture. Yet unlike gender and race, the subjects of age and aging have received little sustained attention. For women, this lack of attention becomes a double bind as they experience a lack of representation within cultural production and a purely medical focus on a physical experience that is particular to their sex. Eleanor plans on inviting middle-aged and older women to take part in a consciousness-raising group sharing narrative around the experience of menopause and age, to share and respond to research on the historical and cultural experiences of menopause. She will work towards translating responses into a language of movement and visual performance.