Trisha Brown

Trisha Brown

Sister Age
video, 11:00

As I enter my 70th year, my interest in how women feel about aging intensifies.  This project reflects interviews I recorded with eight women who ranged in age from 58 to 95.  I wanted to know how they felt about their bodies now compared to when they were young and what they like and dislike about how they are aging.  Following each interview, I photographed my models in the nude.  I specifically told them that, if they were bothered by having upper thighs that are full of cellulite that was not there when they were young, that is what I would photograph.  If they had spots or growths on their bodies that magically appeared as they aged, that is what I would photograph.  I wanted them to understand that I was not trying to sugarcoat the process of aging, but to display it in all of its wrinkled glory.  This video is the culmination of that project.