BETHS OPENING REMARKS 20 YEARS OF VIDEO
BETH’S OPENING REMARKS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF 20 YEARS OF VIDEO…TOBE, LINDA AND MEG
WELCOME TO THE CELEBRATION OF TWENTY YEARS OF VIDEO WITH TOBE AND MEG
My name is Beth Wilson and I am the MC of this gala art/life celebration. I curated the Kingston Sculpture Show, 20 where Linda stayed in a jail cell at the empty Ulster County Jail and laughed with others for hours, accompanied by Kathe Izzo. Let’s give me a round of applause. (Ring bell)
And now let’s give ourselves A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR COMING OUTSIDE IN NOVEMBER TO THE SAUGERTIES BEACH in the cold, wind, rain and snow. I will time the applause and ring a bell to end it. (Ring Tibetan bell to end it)
And let’s give Tobe Carey a round of applause for editing and animating Linda Mary Montano’s videos for 20 years. (Yayy, time, ring bell)
And let’s give Meg Carey, Tobe’s wife a round of applause for her kind hospitality to Linda in her home for 20 years the site of Tobe’s studio. And for being the voice of the nurse in Linda’s video, NURSE NURSE.
And let’s give Linda a round of applause because she likes applause. (Bell)
Now, many of you here have filmed or performed in or made sound for or collaborated with Linda in one of the 40 tapes that she and Tobe made. Tobe and Meg will say a few words later but now, please take one minute to share with us the name of the tape you are in, what you did in the tape, and if possible show us 30 seconds of your tape on your IPhone. Or re-enact your performance if you wish.
(Keep time, keep it moving , active and celebratory.)
Thank you for coming to this extraordinarily wonderful celebration. And now for the cutting of the cake which says, (Read what it says)
Each person will discuss their video for a minute and show images if possible. I will keep time. Thank you. Beth.
LIP SYNCH AS BOB DYLAN: Alan Baer curator/ Tobe Carey video
GANDHI DREAMS: camera Diane Teramana; Gandhi voice, Faheem Haider; Gandhi-Marc Rabinwitz; sound, Jim Barbaro,
ARCHIVE GOODBYE: TOBE Carey film; nuns-Bonnie Smith& Lindsey Olearey; Lisa Barnard voice; Paul Mcmahon voice. Marc Rabinowitz as Gaandhi.
SHHHHHHHHHHH, Images, Suze Jeffers
PERFORMANCE ARAMA: ART FOR THE POLE, Lynn Herring, Tobe Carey, Elin Menzies, Eliza Pritzer, Laura Rock Kopzak,
ONE LOVE. Christina Varga and Tuli
LINDA MONTANO AS PAUL MCMAHON, AS MOTHER TERESA, as BOB DYLAN: Camera Diane Teramana
NURSE NURSE: Camera Josepha Gutelius; Voice Meg Carey; Laura Rock Kopzak, nurse; Sound Jim Barbaro
LM 70TH BDAY PARTY: Camera Nancy Donskoj
STARVED SURVIVORS; Paul Mcmahon, voice.
LIGHTEN UP: Beth WILSON curator; Kathe Izzo collaborator
7 HOUR GLANDATHON: Lisa Barnard MC and voice; Lin Lerner, Barbara Bash, Bonnie Smith, Dr Art Chandler
DYSTONIA: camera Cindy Miller, Dr Fabio Danizi,
DAD ART PERFOPRMANCE: John Barath, trumpet, Jim Barbaro sound
7 STAGES OF INTOXICATION: Steven Kolpan stage 7- camera
LIVING ART/DYING ART: Hominy and Ginger McMahon, Paul’s twin daughters, voice
ARCHIVE LULLABY: Linda Weintraub
These are videos including only upstate NY people. All 61 videos are free on u tube.
Please mark your calendars and come to this celebration .
To share your collaboration with us:
1. bring your cell phone if u wish. Wear what you wore in your video?
2. dial to the you tube you are in
3. let everyone crowd in to see it/you for 30 seconds
4. talk 1-2 minutes about ur collaboration
5. or perform as you wish. Beth Wilson will be the MC and will keep time/etc
6. see you SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13.
7. BYO popcorn and DRESS WARM. Invite ur friends also to come.
LINDA AND TOBE