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WE ARE ALL HUNGRY FOR AIOP

WE ARE ALL HUNGRY FOR AIOP

WE ARE ALL HUNGRY ALL THE TIME: 2017

LINDA MARY MONTANO: Performance for: ART IN ODD PLACES, OCTOBER 12-15, 2017

STATEMENT: Once an anorexic, always an anorexic. Once there are food issues in infancy, there are always food issues, at least this experience is true for me. Throughout my career, I have  used my art to address my “life condition.” For this AIOP performance I use the symbol of being a prisoner of my autobiography via the reference to prison food-bread and water.

PRIVATE ACTION:
  From Thursday, October 12, 2017- Sunday October 15, at 12 noon, I will eat only bread and water. Why?  To address my own theological-physical-psychological relationship to food having been continually re-triggered by politically caused WORLD HUNGER.

PUBLIC ACTION:
1. I will take a bus from Saugerties NY to NYC on Sunday morning, October 15th, continuing to eat bread and water on the bus.
2. When I arrive in NYC, I will walk from the bus station to 14th street, the site of AIOP, while eating bread and water.
3. When I reach the  area where the AIOP performances  are happening, I will be met by two women-collaborators, at approximately 12 Noon.
4. We will stand on the sidewalk and  they will apply a blindfold over my eyes.
5. I will say audible words of healing as they  slowly feed me a banana and a small yogurt.  That is, I will be fed 2 bananas and two yogurts, one from each of the  collaborators, who will be dressed like the women from Robert Graham’s video: ADDICTED TO LOVE.
6. After I have eaten/been fed, I will iphone the Graham video and we will all dance with everyone there to the song,  ADDICTED TO LOVE, intending to send THE FOOD OF LOVE to all who have not eaten that day throughout the world and that is alot of people needing alot of LOVE.
7. After this action, I will immediately walk back to the bus while smiling.
8. I will also find a place to buy a piece of pizza and eat it as I walk up 8th Ave.
9. I will buy a second piece of pizza near The Port of Authority and eat it in the bus while returning to Saugerties  NY. I will smile while/after I eat the pizza. Nobody will know that I am smiling.

Linda Mary Montano

AIOP:  LINDA NEEDS: If possible a bullhorn so can make R Graham song louder.. If not possible, that is ok
I will put out call for 2 WOMEN PERFORMERS in Franklin Furnace??? Or can AIOP  do this instead?
The collaborators should be in touch with me via email: lindamontano@hotmail.com

or 845-399-2502 before 7PM  NY time.