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Thursday, November 1, 2012


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LINDA MARY MONTANO , ALEC DUFFY AND THE 7 GLANDETTES Contact: Alec Duffy at 646-734-8985 or aduffy@jackny.org

Celebrated performance artist Linda Mary Montano leads an interactive experience followed by a 12-hour lock-in for selected participants. Ticketing info: $5, to benefit JACK’s teen programs.
No advanced reservations available.

 For more info: www.jackny.org. Location: JACK, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave. between Fulton and Atlantic, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.C or G train to Clinton-Washington ___________________________________________________________

HEROES SERIES: Interactive Artist Talk/Performance by Linda Mary Montano, Alec Duffy and the 7 Glandettes, followed by a 12-hour lock-in with selected participants Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

Artist Talk/Performance at 8 pm.
 Lock-in at 10 pm with the 7 GLANDETTES:

  Tickets: $5, to benefit JACK’s teen programs (no advanced purchase available) (Press invited for 8 pm event.JACK is open to inquiries about covering the lock-in)

Join groundbreaking performance artist Linda Mary Montano , Alec Duffy and the 7 GLANDETTES for an interactive performance experience at JACK, the new arts space in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The evening will feature a talk/performance by Montano, which will include a screening of Mark Shaw’s video, Linda Mary Montano Celebrates Mother Teresa’s 100th Birthday at the Empire State Building, documenting Montano’s 2010 public performance as Mother Teresa with four "guardians" (Andrea Dominquez, Miss Toni Silver, Zhen Heinmann and Leah Aron). She will also present two other videos, STARVED SURVIVORS,  and  WATER ANGELS,  edited by video artist, TOBE CAREY.

 A 12-hour lock-in will follow, for which Montano has selected seven participants from a pool of applicants. The group will stay the night together, with Montano leading participants in a workshop, as well as eating and resting. Linda Mary Montano is a pioneer in performance art. Since the 1960’s, she has explored how artistic ritual, often staged as individual interactions or collaborative workshops, can be used to enhance a person's daily life, to create the opportunity for attentional spiritual energy states, to encourage inner silence and to alter the cessation of art/life boundaries. Montano's work can be viewed at www.lindamontano.com, as well on her blog and on YouTube. JACK is a new arts venue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, with a mission to provide radical access to the arts by presenting adventurous performance work and by involving as many members of the surrounding community as possible in the art we create.
 Theater-maker Alec Duffy is the Artistic Director of JACK and OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi is the resident company. www.jackny.org.
This event is the first in JACK’s Heroes Series, in which artists who have influenced the space are invited to present work at JACK.
Future events in the series are currently in development. .

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