Rosa Hernandez: The Cleaning Lady

When San Diego performance artist Claudio Cano does her act, much of the audience isn’t aware that she’s actually performing, because her performance consists of dressing up as a Latina maid (whom she calls Rosa Hernandez) and sweeping or mopping the floor of art galleries. She notes that people in the galleries will often complain to the front desk about the maid cleaning while they're trying to look at the art, unaware that the "maid" is part of the art.

Cano also sometimes performs outside, where, in her maid outfit, she does stand out more. But even then, she notes, people rarely pay much heed to her, seeming to go out of their way to avoid her.

More info:, Only Here Podcast

Cano performing at SDSU Downtown Gallery

Performing at Oceanside Pier

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Jun 27, 2019
     Category: Jobs and Occupations | Performance Art

Usefull art is a nice twist.
Posted by crc on 06/27/19 at 02:31 PM
Of course they avoid her. Why would anyone want to get in the way of someone working?
Posted by Techs on 06/28/19 at 06:48 AM
If she also performs with a vacuum cleaner, would she be available to do a performance at my house?
Posted by Fritz on 06/28/19 at 07:12 AM
The nice lady can take over my home as her three dimensional canvas anytime she is in Toronto.

agent j
Posted by agent j on 06/28/19 at 07:55 AM
If I see someone sweeping up a pier, I going to give her a wide berth, too.

Fritz, I once saw a raunchy porn film that involved people performing with a vacuum cleaner. I was wondering if that's what you had in mind.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 06/28/19 at 02:09 PM
agent j - No, nothing like that, only housekeeping. If she can clean windows too, that's a bonus. I'd also like her to clean out my rain gutters (no double meaning intended there, either). I'll supply the ladder. She really has to clean, though. I suspect she's only going through the motions while doing her performances.
Posted by Fritz on 06/28/19 at 02:51 PM
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