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art

Crone

i am a crone

an obstreperous old maid

a fierce and gentle renegade

i am a bent beast

a benevolent witch

a playful friendly empathic bitch

i am a queer hag

an intrepid femme

a fragrant pustule of subversive phlegm

i am a crone

i am barren by choice and pregnant with rage

I fuck like a spinster and come like a sage

Crone pulses in my body as curiosity about aging and transformation. At 55, I reject the notion that any person has a best-before date. If I’m to join the ranks as a womxn and performer whom dominant ageist culture relegates as invisible, I’m going to do it as sorceress who dreams into being, the aliveness of art." – Ziyian Kwan

Performance

2023, Odd Meridian Arts at Morrow, Vancouver

as part of Cobalt & Crone

Credits

Created and Performed by Ziyian Kwan

Creative Consultant Kelly McInnes

Composer Stefan Nazarevich

Lighting Designers Chengyan Boon, Andie Lloyd

Press

Preview, West Coast Curated

Funders

Canada Council for the Arts

British Columbia Arts Council

City Of Vancouver Cultural Services

Creative space by Odd Meridian
910 Richards St. – Unit 204
Vancouver BC, V6B 1T3
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Ziyian Kwan; photo David Cooper
Ziyian Kwan; photo David Cooper
Ziyian Kwan; photo David Cooper
Creative space by Odd Meridian
910 Richards St. – Unit 204
Vancouver BC, V6B 1T3
[map]