What is the P.M.S Lounge App?

The software has been designed as an instructional tool that allows the user of the P.M.S. Lounge app – collaborative performance participant – to obtain valuable knowledge about the menopause and andropause. Short videos as snapshots, with humor, irony and shameless critic. This specialized app could be downloaded in a mobile device such as a tablet or/and cell phone at the performance lounge or online. The artist will recreate a spa station, with relaxation music and three lounge chairs; the participants would receive a 30-minute foot massage while they experience the interaction with the app. Once the participant finishes the session, a 15-minute focus group will follow to exchange valuable and important information about the topic and the experience. The multi-platform proposal has a web page www.pmslounge.com and interfaces to use different social media channels such as: Facebook, Instagram, Periscope, and Twitter.

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What is the P.M.S Lounge Bar?

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Premium Menopause Satisfaction (PMS) is the name that the artist Nina Dotti (Caracas, 1968), has used to name a group of actions and assets that include participative performances, audiovisual installations, and even a mobile app. This artist has been working for over 10 years investigating about menopause. At her 33 years old, she had to get a surprisingly surgical menopause. Since then, as in an initiation ritual, Nina decided to narrate this stage of her life as the protagonist and create her survival manual, making this performance her work most rewarded work. The action transformed into a Lounge/Bar created to relax and play with the app, gets a massage session, while the audience interacts with the artist who becomes their bartender, only for that night. The PMS BAR first apparition was in Arte America 2006, in Miami. Then was censured by the Chinese government in 2009. The main purpose of this bar is to promote the conversation about the menopause symptoms and cheer to it with all the audience, as a stage of life that you can make as pleasurable as you want. The participants relax and get comfortable as they drink, and the conversation drives into sexuality, fears, and menopause in a multimedia, creative, cleansing, and happy session.

What is Menopause?

What is Andropause?

Menopause is a stage in the woman’s life that marks the end of their reproductive years. Over time, ovaries lose their ability to produce estrogen and progesterone. For this reason, the ovulation and menstruation become less frequent, and eventually, it ceases. Menopause generally begins at age 45 to 55. Its first signals are evident. Menstruation disappears gradually.

Andropause is a process whereby senior men experience a drop in sex hormones. It is common that hormone levels change in adult men, but when levels are very low, men can suffer andropause symptoms. The most common symptoms are depression, irritability, difficulty sleeping or sudden feeling like crying for no apparent reason.

Who is Nina Dotti?

Born in Caracas (Venezuela) 1968, Nina Dotti (aka) resides and works in Miami, Florida (USA). The evolution of her artistic work utilizes diverse creativity strategies such as performance, video, installation, photography, and creative encounters with participative intent. Her original statement is dominated by the understanding of “artwork” as a community participative engagement, guiding the audience to confluence concepts of the individual and the collective, the private and the public. With this in mind, the topics she works with are part of the daily dilemma in the political agenda: sexual diversity, homosexual marriage, adoption, women’s role in the XXI Century, gender-based violence, health, discrimination, Hispanic minority’s role in USA and menopause among others. Each of these topics is presented using short articulated tales with open codes: humor, kitsch elements, absurd presentations, precarious stationery and POP marketing, the ludicrous; each of these strategies used as confrontational elements for the transformation of common sense, and as disruptive pedagogical experience to disseminate empathy and community engagement.

Nina Dotti

What is the P.M.S Lounge App?

Pms lounge

The software has been designed as an instructional tool that allows the user of the P.M.S. Lounge app – collaborative performance participant – to obtain valuable knowledge about the menopause and andropause. Short videos as snapshots, with humor, irony and shameless critic. This specialized app could be downloaded in a mobile device such as a tablet or/and cell phone at the performance lounge or online. The artist will recreate a spa station, with relaxation music and three lounge chairs; the participants would receive a 30-minute foot massage while they experience the interaction with the app. Once the participant finishes the session, a 15-minute focus group will follow to exchange valuable and important information about the topic and the experience. The multi-platform proposal has a web page www.pmslounge.com and interfaces to use different social media channels such as: Facebook, Instagram, Periscope, and Twitter.

What is the P.M.S Lounge Bar?

Pms lounge PMS BAR

Premium Menopause Satisfaction (PMS) is the name that the artist Nina Dotti (Caracas, 1968), has used to name a group of actions and assets that include participative performances, audiovisual installations, and even a mobile app. This artist has been working for over 10 years investigating about menopause. At her 33 years old, she had to get a surprisingly surgical menopause. Since then, as in an initiation ritual, Nina decided to narrate this stage of her life as the protagonist and create her survival manual, making this performance her work most rewarded work. The action transformed into a Lounge/Bar created to relax and play with the app, gets a massage session, while the audience interacts with the artist who becomes their bartender, only for that night. The PMS BAR first apparition was in Arte America 2006, in Miami. Then was censured by the Chinese government in 2009. The main purpose of this bar is to promote the conversation about the menopause symptoms and cheer to it with all the audience, as a stage of life that you can make as pleasurable as you want. The participants relax and get comfortable as they drink, and the conversation drives into sexuality, fears, and menopause in a multimedia, creative, cleansing, and happy session.

What is Menopause?

Menopause is a stage in the woman’s life that marks the end of their reproductive years. Over time, ovaries lose their ability to produce estrogen and progesterone. For this reason, the ovulation and menstruation become less frequent, and eventually, it ceases. Menopause generally begins at age 45 to 55. Its first signals are evident. Menstruation disappears gradually.

What is Andropause?

Andropause is a process whereby senior men experience a drop in sex hormones. It is common that hormone levels change in adult men, but when levels are very low, men can suffer andropause symptoms. The most common symptoms are depression, irritability, difficulty sleeping or sudden feeling like crying for no apparent reason.

Who is Nina Dotti?

Pms lounge Nina Dotti

Born in Caracas (Venezuela) 1968, Nina Dotti (aka) resides and works in Miami, Florida (USA). The evolution of her artistic work utilizes diverse creativity strategies such as performance, video, installation, photography, and creative encounters with participative intent. Her original statement is dominated by the understanding of “artwork” as a community participative engagement, guiding the audience to confluence concepts of the individual and the collective, the private and the public. With this in mind, the topics she works with are part of the daily dilemma in the political agenda: sexual diversity, homosexual marriage, adoption, women’s role in the XXI Century, gender-based violence, health, discrimination, Hispanic minority’s role in USA and menopause among others. Each of these topics is presented using short articulated tales with open codes: humor, kitsch elements, absurd presentations, precarious stationery and POP marketing, the ludicrous; each of these strategies used as confrontational elements for the transformation of common sense, and as disruptive pedagogical experience to disseminate empathy and community engagement.