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Thursday, May 3, 2012

SITTING/READING OUT LOUD TERESA&JOHN

SITTING/READING OUT LOUD FROM THE WRITINGS OF TERESA OF AVILA & JOHN OF THE CROSS: THREE HOURS

         LINDA MARY MONTANO IN COLLABORATION WITH NICOLAS DUMIT ESTEVEZ

WHAT: Performance artists LINDA MARY MONTANO & NICOLAS DUMIT ESTEVEZ, will sit for 3 hours and read out loud from the writings of 2 Spanish Saints: TERESA OF AVILA &JOHN OF THE CROSS. YOU:

 You are welcome to come and sit with them at the Lampman Chapel and listen;
or to imagine this experience from your own home/work/school/walk/sleep.

  DATE: Friday, May 11, 2012 TIME: 1:15-4:15 pm

SITE/DIRECTIONS: Lampman Chapel Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York 3041 Broadway at 121st Street, New York, NY 10027 **

When you arrive to Union’s Lobby ask the receptionist for directions to the Lampman Chapel **

THIS EVENT FREE MONTANO will be offering 2 ART/LIFE COUNSELING/SKYPE performances to pay expenses for this event. Cost is $1.00 per minute. To become a participant of one of these art-historical re-enactments from 1984, contact lindamontano@hotmail.com for more information.

BIOS: Linda M. Montano, a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art, has been actively exploring her art/life since the mid 1960s. Her work investigates the relationship between art and life through intricate life altering ceremonies, some of which last for seven or more years. She is interested in the way artistic ritual, often staged as individual interactions or collaborative workshops, can be used to alter and enhance a person's life and to create the opportunity for focus on spiritual energy states, silence and the cessation of art/life boundaries. Montano has performed in over 300 hundred venues. She is the author of several books including: Letters from Linda M. Montano, Performance Artists Talking in the Eighties, and Art In Everyday Life.

Nicolas Dumit Estevez is an interdisciplinary artist working mainly in performance art and art-and-life experiences. He has exhibited and performed extensively in the US as well as internationally at venues such as Madrid Abierto/ARCO, The IX Havana Biennial, PERFORMA 05 and 07, IDENSITAT, Prague Quadrennial, The Pontevedra Biennial, The Queens Museum of Art, MoMA, The Institute for Art, religion and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary, The MacDowell Colony, El Museo del Barrio, The Center for Book Arts, Longwood Arts Gallery/BCA, The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Franklin Furnace, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, among others. Residencies attended include P.S. 1/MoMA, Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. He teaches at the Transart Institute in Berlin, Germany. Born in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic, he lives and works in the South Bronx.

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