DAD ART PERFORMANCE
A THREE HOUR COLLAGUED/INTERACTIVE
MEDITATION ON LIFE AND DEATH
LINDA MARY MONTANO
STATEMENT: In 1998, I began a video collaboration with my father, Henry Montano. After his stroke, I continued documenting us.
This collagued and interactive experience, DAD ART, is an opportunity for those present to bring creative attention via video/performance/dialogue to the Great Matter, Death.
1. A full screen video projection of DAD ART, DVD. Length, two hours.
2. Montano, singing a song from the 40's, every 20 minutes.
3. A Master of Ceremonies who invites audience members' participation and articulates shamanically , the feeling of the performance.
4. Three interactive actions, collaged into the performance and happening simultaneously:
A. An artist/lifeist, sitting at a table, onstage, handing out glasses of water to audience members who come onstage to receive water.
B. An artist/lifeist, sitting at a table, onstage, writing the spoken words of audience members who dictate a letter to death.
C. One or two artists/lifeists, sitting on a chair onstage, talking with an audience member about death.
5. At the end of the performance, artists/lifeists from the community will process into the performance space , with sounds, flags, ceremony and will gather the letters to death. They will then lead the audience to an appropriate space outside or inside where the letters will be burned.
6. Questions and answers.
1. Video-Sound projector for DVD.
2. Mixer, speakers, playback, wireless microphone for Master of Ceremonies, wireless microphone for Montano. And all other sound equipment as needed. Microphone for musician when present.
3. Cd player with auto pause.
4. Lights and colored gels for the 3 interactive action sites, Light for the Master of Ceremonies and light for Montano.
And other lighting as needed.
1. Transportation for Montano. Per diem. Lodging. Honorarium. Same for Musician when present.
2. Video rental.
3. Honorarium for performers.
845-399 -2502, 9-5PM
SEVEN SONGS SUNG THROUGHOUT THE PERFORMANCE: WITH DVD OR MUSICIAN PRESENT
1. MY FUNNY VALENTINE A MINOR C FLAT
2. TIME ON MY HANDS B FLAT
3. DANCING IN THE DARK A
4. IM IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE A
5. IVE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN B FLAT
6. I'LL BE SEEING YOU F
7. THE MAN I LOVE G
7 SONGS ABOUT THE GLANDS, KEY OF C