THE PERFORMANCE OF MONTANO’S SHOE STORE: LINDA MARY MONTANO 2000/2016Years and years ago my Compobosso-Guardielfiera Italy-born grandfather immigrated to NY State via Ellis Island to repair and eventually sell shoes. I remember him well: a large…
A FACEBOOK STORY ABOUT MY FOOT I just came from MONTANOS SHOE STORE. For a month I have been hobbling unable to step down on my right foot. Finally I called and my brother Anthony said, “Come on down to the store.” And within a half hour , he had diagn…
BETH’S OPENING REMARKS TOBE AND LINDA AND MEG CELEBRATE 20 YEARSBETH’S OPENING REMARKS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF 20 YEAARS OF VIDEO…TOBE, LINDA AND MEGWELCOME TO THE CELEBRATION OF TWENTY YEARS OF VIDEO WITH TOBE AND MEGMy name is Beth Wilso…
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TITLE: WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER: A WORKSHOP AND TWO PERFORMANCES.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Workshop: ALL TOGETHER: RE-PERFORMING OUR LIFE. Participants will have an opportunity to prepare via warm up exercises, sound exercises, persona morphing and visualizations. And after creating an atmosphere of ease and safety, we will perform aspects of our autobiography for each other so that we can transform something from the past into aesthetic healing. Please bring a wig that you have or have made. Don’t buy anything. The workshop and will be private and not for an audience. 2 HOURS
SATURDAY: PERFORMANCE: 3 HOURS AS BOB DYLAN; TOGETHER. I will be on a 14 foot lift, lip synching to Bob Dylan songs, since I have an ability to look like him, given the correct make up. The TOGETHER aspect is that those attending, will be invited to perform/sing the Dylan songs and a microphone will be available. Those from the workshop who wish to volunteer and accompany me, will be there for either all or part of the time, dressed like the singers from ROBERT GRAHAM’S song, and video, ADDICTED TO LOVE. At the end of 3 hours, I will come down from the scissors life, and ADDCITED TO LOVE will be projected and we will all dance TOGETHER, celebrating love. If possible, a popcorn machine will be there , offering a snack to those attending. Q&A. 3 HOURS
SUNDAY: PERFORMANCE 3 HOURS AS MOTHER TERESA; TOGETHER. I will be sitting on top of a 14 foot lift, singing from the book of Psalms. I look like her also!! The TOGETHER aspect will be that those attending will be invited to write prayers and/or share-say a prayer into the microphone.Those from the workshop who wish to volunteer and accompany me, will be there for either all or part of the time, dressed like the singers from ROBERT GRAHAM’S song, and video, ADDICTED TO LOVE. At the end of 3 hours, I will come down from the scissors life, and ADDCITED TO LOVE will be projected and we will all dance TOGETHER, celebrating love. Then we will go outside the Museum with the container of written prayers and ceremoniously burn them. If possible, a popcorn machine will be there , offering a snack to those attending. Q&A . 3 HOURSLINDA MARY MONTANOLinda Mary Montano is a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art and her work since the mid 1960s has been critical in the development of video by, for, and about women. Attempting to dissolve the boundaries between art and life, Montano continues to actively explore her art/life through shared experience, role adoption, and intricate life altering ceremonies, some of which last for seven or more years. Her artwork is starkly autobiographical and often concerned with personal and spiritual transformation. Montano’s influence is wide ranging – she has been featured at museums including The New Museum in New York, MOCA San Francisco and the ICA in London.
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ART / LIFE with LINDA MARY MONTANO · NYE FFARRABAS · CAI XI
Friday-Saturday-Sunday November 4-5-6: Weekend Art/Life Retreat at CX Silver Gallery, Brattleboro, Vermont
Participatory/Performance Art · Communal Cooking Lessons · Workshops · Training · Conversation as Art
You are cordially invited to an Art / Life retreat weekend of activities with performance artists Linda Mary Montano, Nye Ffarrabas, and Cai Xi, Friday evening November 4th through Sunday midday November 6th, 2016 at the C.X. Silver Gallery, Brattleboro, VT with a visit to the Michael S. Currier Center at The Putney School.
Linda Mary Montano lindamontano.com and Nye Ffarrabas cxsilvergallery.com/nye-ffarrabas have been exploring and dissolving the boundaries between art and life for six decades each. Cai’s art-life journey is now in its fifth decade caixiart.com. Together they will be presenting art / life audience participation experiences along with Cai’s art-as-food-as-art. The schedule of activities includes a variety of group and 1-to-1 performance pieces, individualized training, reiki, intuitive readings, art / life counseling, contemplation, tai chi, qi gong, Five Elements exploration, and food preparation with communal dining as performance pieces.
There are concurrent exhibitions of all three artists. This occasion features the preview of a new book on Linda’s 14 Years of Art/Life, with an exhibition that includes drawings, installations and archival photographs. A selection from Nye’s 50-year retrospective of art pieces, poetry and writings, cxsilvergallery.com/nye-ffarrabas includes the 50th anniversary of the Egg-Time Event which is featured in Nye’s book, a walk on the inside magcloud.com/browse/issue/756374. Cai Xi’s Retrospective 1980-2015 of portraits, landscapes and abstracts is on view nearby at the Michael S. Currier Center, Putney School. At C.X. Silver Gallery, Cai’s installation includes her recent piece on the Chinese Five Elements.
Schedule of activities for the weekend:
Friday, 11/4: 6pm: Arrival, C.X. Silver Gallery, 814 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT. 6-7pm: Light meal provided by Cai. 7-9pm: Sessions – Meditation with Linda; Poetry and Reiki with Nye; Opening the Meridians with Cai.
Saturday, 11/5: All day at C.X. Silver Gallery: 7:30-9am: Breakfast and conversation. 9-10am: Tai chi and Qigong with Cai. 10am-6pm: Sessions: Art/Life Counseling with Linda; Poetry and intuitive readings with Nye; Communal meal and preparation including cooking lessons with Cai. 6-9pm: Buffet, conversation and closure for the day’s activities.
Sunday, 11/6: 7:30-9am: Breakfast/conversation at C.X. Silver Gallery. 9:00-9:30am: Car pool to The Putney School. 9:30am-12pm: Sessions at the Michael S. Currier Center, The Putney School, 418 Houghton Brook Road, Putney, VT: Tai chi and Qigong with Cai · Art/Life Counseling with Linda · Stone activities and reiki with Nye · viewing Cai’s retrospective exhibition · Closure for the weekend’s activities.
LINDA AND TOBE
THE STORY THE VIRGIN MARY APPARITION : SWEDENIt had a been a struggle for months:1. Translating the plane ticket language from European time/info to NY time and info.2. Quieting thoughts of flying and then returning to NY on Sept 11, the memoria…
RESUMELinda Mary Montano has performed endurances and methodologies which attempt to not only solve everyday life traumas and issues but also magically erase the boundaries between time and space by extending actions to extremes so that everydayne…