The Widow

2010 Performance Installation Friction Live Art Festival Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden

The widow persona was drawn from observing the “Widows of Christ” Spanish women in a religious procession in 2005 while on tour in the Canary Islands with Mexican performance artist Guillermo Gomez Pena’s Pocha Nostra. The persona became part of my performances with the troupe in the USA in 2007, and developed again as the second half of my performance installation An Audience with the Female Pope at the Art Museum of Uppsala, 2010.