Not Grey: Intimacy, Ageing & Being
22 - 23 July | 7pm, 8.30pm, 10pm
24 - 25 July | 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm,
“We tend to think of the erotic as an easy, tantalizing sexual arousal. I speak of the erotic as the deepest life force, a force which moves us toward living in a fundamental way.”
- Audre Lorde
As ageing women invisibilised in today’s world, what does it mean to be in life, to feel closeness to life? A diverse group of older women aged 59 to 82 —including a hairdresser, ballet dancer, activist, natural healer, hiker— consider this question in a collaborative process advocating for the many dimensions of intimacy that are inextricably linked to health. Manifesting as video vignettes, interactive performance, and writing, they reflect on nature, relationships, childbirth, death, sex, and how these change with age. You are invited to witness and participate in this intimate virtual experience.
Accompanying Not Grey is issue 3 of The Grandma Reporter [www.thegrandmareporter.com], a collaborative publication project on senior women’s culture around the earth. Download Issue 3 at [bit.ly/tgr3intimacy].
In-conversation with the collaborators on 26 July, Monday, 7.30pm, livestreamed. Viewers are invited to be part of the conversation with the collaborators on what intimacy means at different stages of our lives.
Conceptualised and Directed by Salty Xi Jie Ng
With Collaborators Anne Lee, Ajuntha Anwari, Choo Ai Keow, Dana Lam, Elsie Tan, Evelyn Fernandez, Faizah Jamal, Koh Lian Hiok, Li Li Chung, Patricia Lim, Pushpa Melvani, Saudah Marwan, Shirley Low, Yvonne Teo & Zubee Ali
Assistant Stage Manager - Gaiatri Sasitharan & Irish Alcantara
Filming & Editing - Chimene Khoo & Salty Xi Jie Ng
The Grandma Reporter Publication Design - Hee Su Hui
Publication Artwork - Dana Lam
Conceptualised and directed by Salty Xi Jie Ng
With collaborators Anne Lee, Ajuntha Anwari, Choo Ai Keow, Dana Lam, Elsie Tan, Evelyn Fernandez, Faizah Jamal, Koh Lian Hiok, Lili Chung, Patricia Lim, Pushpa Melvani, Saudhah Marwan, Shirley Low, Yvonne Lim & Zubee Ali