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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

PROMO MP4 DAD ART CHICAGO

PROMO MP4 DAD ART  CHICAGO

 Linda-Promo1.mp4

SIGN NEXT TO MY VIDEO NURSE NURSE CURATED BY NICOLAS DUMIT ESTEVEZ

SIGN NEXT TO MY VIDEO NURSE NURSE: CURATED BY NICOLAS DUMIT ESTEVEZ

LINDA MARY MONTANO: 
 TO WATCH NURSE! NURSE! 
SIT IN WHEELCHAIR
PUT ON EARPHONES
FEEL FREE TO SHOUT OUT LOUD AND OFTEN, NURSE! NURSE! WHILE WATCHING THIS VIDEO,  NURSE! NURSE!        
WHEN FINISHED WATCHING THE VIDEO,  TAKE OFF EARPHONES
STAND UP AND LEAVE THE WHEELCHAIR
GO HOME AND HELP SOMEBODY WHO NEEDS ASSISTANCE OR A SMILE  OR  HELP CROSSING A STREET. 
DO THAT FOR A MONTH

LAUGHING AND CRYING WITH THE PSALMS, 2018 SAUGERTIES REFORMED CHURCH

LAUGHING AND CRYING WITH THE PSALMS    SAUGERTIES  NY.  2018  REFORMED CHURCH


LAUGHING AND CRYING WITH THE PSALMS  2018 

INTENTION:  I grew up orthodox Roman Catholic, entered a convent for 2 years and had  15 years of  orthodox Catholic education. So Church-r-me. Living across from the Reformed Church, and still a practicing  Catholic, although a "reformed" one, I could not pass up the Holy Spirit prompt I internally heard one day when passing that Reformed Church on my way home which is 50 feet away, down the block.  The "prompt" was, "Say all the Psalms in this church."  I sat with that and pulled it out as a performance in Austin's Vortex Theatre where , for three days, I stood on a 14 foot lift and sang the psalms for 7 hours a day, disguised as Mother Teresa. 
When Suzanne Bennett, curator extraordinaire suggested I do something for her SHOUT  OUT SAUGERTIES, I focused on that Saugerties Church as site/a short duration of 3 hours as focus and the Psalms as the narrative. In that way, I get to do the original "idea" but in a less durational form.
1.Why ask 12 friends to choose "something" they want to sonically express as a laugh or cry?
2. Why ask them to come to the pulpit and act as if......a priest/pastor/bishop/deacon?
3. Why ask them to be blindfolded?
4. Why ask an 8 year old child to read the psalms which will be played the entire time?
5. Why ask a friend to be an angel and bless/direct  the experience?
6. Why am I dressing like a medic and checking everyone's heart before and after they perform?
  1. To maintain an interiority, each performer, for approximately 15 minutes will remember a joy and smile-laugh for the entire time. Or they might cry for a loss? Loss of a person? A country? A freedom? An indigenous people? A healthy body? Or none of the above.
  2. Coming forward to the holy of holies without having been ordained, without being a man-male, without words of "church" or sermon words is a somewhat transgressive gesture.  My need to question or ask, "Who belongs in the pulpit? Who does that?" is so strong that I am asking my friends to participate in this concept and help me unfold into a new  theological  freedom.
  3. Focusing-inside and not performing-outside is so important. Feeling and not trying to please or trying to attract attention to anything but inner freedom and inner intention will result in a transformative group/positive brainwave and healing dynamic. Also the juxtaposition of elements is ironically provocative ...the innocent child reading/the Angel flying around and blessing/ the faux medic checking the performers hearts/the non-ordained WOMEN and men freely sounding from the pulpit (I'm talking Roman Catholic here, not all Churches.) …. It becomes a collage of divine absurdity and we all know that absurdity cures depression-isolation-judgment and left brain surety.
  4. Why ask a child to read the Psalms? Unless you become as little children you cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven. Loosely translated that is: stay present/stay innocent sometimes/translate the soul as having the qualities of unstained, untraumatized innocence. That's something we experience when we hear  children's choirs or watch facebooks of cats and dogs carefully, respectfully and compassionately minding infants. For me, that is Heaven. Will some of the performers  cry because their "soul" feels the Heaven-sound of the young boys voice reading the Psalms? Will they smile and laugh because it is the first good news they have heard in months and it isn't CNN? The experience is interactive and improvisatory and most likely only the performer will know what elicited their sonic response.  Also, no pressure is made on the performer to even make a sound if the inspiration is not there to do so. And there are 2 other options: if they are listening to themselves, the child reading , the drone (scruti) playing, they will also have access to a small bell and a jar of rocks(rattle) and these can be used as sounding devices whenever they wish. Simply put: THERE ARE NO MISTAKES, THERE ARE NO WRONG MOVES, THERE IS ONLY PRESENCE. And yes, all black clothing and sunglasses and glam hair.(Wig if you wish and heavy lipstick). It takes the good will of friends to trust that this is something of value for them to experiment with and I thank each of them profusely.
  5. Angels are symbols of getting out of Dodge, or beings good at retreat. Angels are fabulous at  rising above it all, fabulous at billowy wonderfulness, of blessing, of guidance. A relative of mine has written an unreadable Aquinas-heavy dissertation on the ANGELS and I have always found solace in them as images and Deus ex Machina. Chickens are not second best but there is no way that I would stretch the definition or get the permission necessary to include them in this "performance" but they know that they are always welcome in my work.
  6. Having lived in an art  gallery in 1975 for one week with a fake stethoscope taped to my heart, with my dog Betty, doing a performance titled LISTENING TO MY HEART I feel comfortable resurrecting the heart theme. Then  I needed to listen because my heart was breaking. Only art could save me. And a month ago I was taped to a 24-7 heart monitor for unspecified possible "heart issues." Breaking? Age?  Of course what happens in my life appears in my art, so here it is, the stethoscope, but now I am the cardiologist and doctor and nurse and I take make believe readings of each of the 12 performers hearts before and after they spend 15 minutes cleaning their own hearts publicly in the pulpit. I will tell them before they go to the pulpit, "Your heart is fabulous, or your heart is kind or your heart is wise"  Whatever they wish. And when the angel leads them down from the pulpit, I will say after listening to their heart,  Your heart is LOVE.
    Linda Mary Montano 2018






 
 
REHEARSAL:  SATURDAY  5PM REFORMED CHURCH SAUGERTIES  ACROSS FROM  ORPHEUM THEATRE:  173 Main street, Saugerties.
Dear Performers:
  1. Psalms will be read on tape by Desmon Conrad-Ferm
  2. A drone sound will play
  3. So u will be listening and improvising with those sounds...lauging and crying  WHEN U WISH
  4. You will have option of ringing a small bell or shaking a rattle of stones in a bottle  FOR TIMES WHEN U DONT WANT TO LAUG OR CRY.
  5. Please find an intention you can use so you feel the time is beneficial to you
  6. Feel free to wear earpiece and listen to your own "prompt" , story, prerecorded words that will help you laugh or cry.
7.Blindfold optional and if not, wear sunglasses, dark glasses.  You need them for going up to the pulpit....so bring the day of the performance. 
See you Saturday,
Linda

Katie, you are on the schedule, Linda




 
              LAUGHING AND CRYING WITH THE  PSALMS
              A THREE HOUR INTERACTIVE CLEANSING

WHERE: THE REFORMED CHURCH, 173 MAIN STREET SAUGERTIE NY 12477

WHEN: SUNDAY OCTOBER 14

TIME 2-5PM

WHAT: EVERY 15 MINUTES AN ARTIST WILL LAUGH/CRY WHILE REMEMBERING A CURRENT OR PAST PERSONAL OR NON-PERSONAL SITUATION. AN ANGEL WILL GUIDE THEM AND A MEDIC WILL CHECK THEIR PULSE BEFORE AND AFTER THEIR PERFORMANCE.

ACCOMPANYING SOUND:  THE PSALMS BEING READ/A DRONE

ARTISTS:
LAURA KOPCZAK
AMY DICESARE
RICHARD BRANDES
STEVE DICKERSON
JENNIFER LEWIS BENNETT
FAHEEM HAIDER
BETH WILSON
TINA PICCOLO
TOBE CAREY
SURESCH PILLAI
CARRIE DASHOW
BETH LOVEN
KATIE COKINOS
LINDA MARY MONTANO

THANKS TO SHOUT OUT SAUGERTIES: SUZANNE BENNETT






 
 PERFORMANCE  DATE AND TIME:  SUNDAY  OCTOBER 14   TWO OCLOCK -5 OCLOCK


    LAUGH AND OR CRY OR BOTH WITH THE PSALMS
A 3 HOUR INTERACTIVE OPPORTUNITY TO CLEAR THE/YOUR AIR

LINDA MARY MONTANO, 2018
SAUGERTIES REFORMED  CHURCH

PERFORMANCE  DATE AND TIME:  SUNDAY  OCTOBER 14   TWO OCLOCK -5 OCLOCK

REHEARSAL IS   SATURDAY SEPT 22   1 PM AT THE CHURCH


Admittedly we all have so much to clear.....  our air/the air of the planet. Gratitude to each of you for being willing to do this public clearing for the benefit of all. Sound is so  wonderful. We will be dedicating time to making sounds that will vibrate & heal the unspoken!
 Have a good time .  Linda

COSTUME:  SLICKED DOWN HAIR/LIPSTICK/SUNGLASSES/WIG IF U WISH/VERY BLACK CLOTHES/ LIKE ADDICTED TO LOVE/ 

THE ANGEL, LAURA K BRINGS YOU TO ME (NURSE) I USE STETHESCOPE AND LISTEN TO YOUR HEART, SHE THEN  WILL WALK YOU TO THE PULPIT SLOW MOTION.....SOUND OF PSALMS BEING READ AND DRONE PLAYING. LAURA PUTS BLINDFOLD ON YOU (BRING A SCARF IF YOU WISH) LAURA KEEPS TIME. SHE BLOWS A WHISTLE WHEN YOUR TIME IS OVER. SHE BRINGS YOU TO THE NURSE. I CHECK WITH MY STETHESCOPE( IT IS A TOY ONE UNLESS I CAN BORROW A REAL ONE) TO FAUX LISTEN TO YOUR HEART

THIS IS REPEATED EVERY 15 MINUTES.  FOR ALL 12  LAUGHERS/CRYERS/  IF YOU WISH AND WANT  "HELP" WHILE YOU ARE AT  THE PULPIT, YOU CALL OUT   NURSE, NURSE AND I COME  TO YOU AND  FAUX LAUGH AND CRY ALONGSIDE OF AND WITH YOU INTO THE MIC. (REFERENCING LOTS OF THINGS HERE LIKE ASKING FOR HELP ETC.  SEE  THIS VIDEO FOR REFERENCING HOW TO CALL FOR A NURSE. BUT CAN BE DONE IN ANY WAY YOU WISH OR NOT AT  ALL.
https://youtu.be/EctbZtb79_k
Nurse! Nurse! I find it valuable to both rehearse for the future and also to displace what might happen by getting it out of my system. Aging is a given. How...
REMEMBER: IF YOU MAKE  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  LAUGHS OR CRIES FOR THOSE 15 MINUTES THAT IS FINE.  SILENCE IS OK.  THE SOUND OF THE  CHILD READING THE PSALMS AND THE DRONE,  IS ALSO HAPPENING  AND MAYBE THE AUDIENCE WILL LAUGH/CRY. MAYBE NOT.
BUT IMPORTANT PART IS TO CHOOSE  SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO PUBLICALLY "TRANSFORM"  "CLEAR"   "BRING ATTENTION  TO" WITHOUT USING  WORDS OR ANY OTHER LANGUAGE BUT THE LANGUAGE OF LAUGHING AND CRYING. THE INTENTION IS THE IMPORTANT  ASPECT. 

WHERE?   REFORMED CHURCH  SAUGERTIES  NEXT  TO  STEWARTS  ON MAIN AND JOHN STREET, ACROSS FROM THE MOVIE THEATRE.  GO TO MAIN DOOR. 

REHEARSE: IF U SIMPLY CANNOT MAKE THE REHEARSAL,  COME EARLY THE DAY OF THE PERFORMANCE SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE/FEELS LIKE. ALSO, YOU DONT HAVE TO BE THERE FOR THE ENTIRE 3 HOURS.....JUST COME  HALF HOUR BEFORE YOU PERFORM. 
THE DAY OF THE PERFORMANCE,  LAURA WILL CALL YOUR NAME TO COME FORWARD.

WHAT: 12 PEOPLE, FOR 15 MINUTES EACH, CHOOSE ONE LIFE SITUATION THEY WANT TO LAUGH/CRY ABOUT WHILE ACCOMPANIED BY THE RECORDED AND READ PSALMS
  1. CAN WEAR EAR PHONES WITH MUSIC OR A STORY IF YOU WISH AND YOU REACT TO THIS INPUT. FOR INSPIRATION
  2. CAN WEAR BLINDFOLD OR SUNGLASSES
  3. AUDIENCE WILL  ACCOMPANY


LIST OF PERFORMERS;

LINDA MARY MONTANO
LAURA KOPSZAK
AMY DICESARE
RICH BRANDES
BETH LOVAN
JENNIFER LEWIS
FAHEEM HAIDER
BETH WILSON
TINA PICCOLO
P.
TOBE CAREY
KATIE COKINSCO
SURESH TRIKKAM
CARRIE DASHOW
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THANKS TO SUZANNE  BENNETT  FOR CURATING THIS SHOUT OUT SAUGERTIES  EXPERIENCE.

ALSO  THANKS TO LEICA SIEBEKING ….WHO IS MAKING SURE ALL OF THIS IS HAPPENING CORRECTLY AT  HER CHURCH.

REHEARSAL IS   SATURDAY SEPT 22   5 PM AT THE CHURCH

IF YOU NEED TO DISCUSS, CALL OR EMAIL:    LINDAMONTANO@HOTMAIL.COM
845-399-2502 BEFORE 7PM 

IN ART=LIFE=ART

LINDA

UPDATED ROMAN CATHOLIC PERFORMANCE ARTIST MANIFESTO: AN EMAIL SENT TO POPE BENEDICT

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ROMAN CATHOLIC PERFORMANCE ARTIST MANIFESTO: AN EMAIL SENT TO POPE BENEDICT

Dear Pope Benedict:

It is with a heart filled with contradictions and paradox that I address this letter to you. It is a letter of public admission of my position as a Catholic Performance Artist. The title is almost a contestable oxymoron. How can they both co-exist....the vocation to be a performance artist and loyalty to the Roman Catholic Church? This is mystery.

I was raised strict/conservative Roman Catholic in a village in upstate NY in the 40's,50's and even entered a convent leaving as a novice after 2 years. It is important and imperative that I mention here that the order of nuns was Maryknoll; probably the most forward thinking, liberal , human/activist yet Christo-centered and ecumenical religious order ever founded. And as an aside, it is also interesting to note that Maryknoll priest-activist Father Roy Bourgeoisie, is currently facing possible excommunication from you for having attended a ceremony of priesthood for a Catholic woman, who is called to that vocation and received the sacrament of Holy Orders outside the traditional Church.

After the convent I left the church and practiced eastern theologies; finding answers, comfort and spiritually useful techniques in their mystical/contemplative practices. And at that time, as an artist, I was able to personally/aesthetically respond creatively to anything I considered unfair/unjust/unwise/inhuman, by making art that was religiously irreverent but comically convincing of my secular position.

Everything changed when I began a full-time university teaching job and my students cloned my thinking/permission; becoming as wild, free and spontaneous as I was. But I smelled trouble because there were instances when literally fire/blood/their traumas became the raw material for their art---material that I never feared for myself but when my art-children became conversant with possible danger, I ran for cover and accountability and teachings; back to the church. First the Newman center, then counseling with a Catholic therapist-priest, daily Mass and gradually I turned 360 degrees around, no longer the feminist, no longer laughing at the Church's stumblings and sins with irony and pain, no more spoofing its moral un-accountability, no longer undressing my body, mind or spirit in public and calling any of it ART.

Why am I here today? I come to the steps of your Church, Pope Benedict, with trembling. I have returned home full time : home to Holy Mass, and the Sacraments but I return as a new Catholic, not knowing how to compassionately address my concerns as a Roman Catholic Performance Artist. Here are a few things on my mind:
1. BIRTH CONTROL:

I personally believe that using birth control should be a free choice for all Catholics. Sexual intimacy is sacred and life-giving when practiced consensually and is an expression of love with or without birth-control.
The Church believes in sexual abstinence before marriage and in birth control after marriage; demanding that Catholics use only the rhythm method, a method impossible for those unable to learn the subtitles of when to have sex, taking temperatures to see when it is safe, etc. And what about those couples who have compromised health issues:(AIDS/HIV/STD'S).Are we asking them to not wear condoms and literally kill each other when they make love?
The paradox: I see my belief and your values as equally applaudable and correct but yours as impractical and unreasonable for "real" people .
2. PRE-MARITAL SEX:

Pope Benedict: I believe that pre-marital sex and pre-marital habitation are natural and necessary pre-requisites for a future happy relationship and sensible way to become acquainted. The Church teaches that abstinence before marriage is the law.
The paradox: I see both values as wonderful. I am aware of the beauty of obedient and sexual waiting ;waiting and then allowing the Power of the Sacrament of Marriage to become the sacred cement to keep 2 people loyal and committed to each other. What an ideal! But I also value my belief that having sexual relationships outside of marriage can be very sacred as well.
3. GAY/LESBIAN LOVE:

Pope Benedict, love is love and when 2 men or 2 women love each other, and even want to express that love in marriage, it is in my estimation natural and correct.
The Church believes that M/F marriage is the law and that law has been traditionally practiced so long and is biblically documented as theologically correct.

The Paradox: I see the beauty of my belief and I see the beauty of the Church's teaching.
4. MASTURBATION:

Pope Benedict, as a Roman Catholic Performance Artist, I believe that the Church's teaching on masturbation is equally disturbing. Healers, feminists, medical professionals and radical thinkers agree that using masturbation as prayer and self-care, both chemically adjusts the body for health and spiritually elevates the soul.

The Church believes that masturbation is immature self-abuse, yes that is the word you use to describe masturbation! It is catechetically listed as a mortal sin, and that equals hell!

The Paradox: This conflict of beliefs leaves me mute and chained.
5. THE CLERGY:

Pope Benedict, as a Roman Catholic Performance Artist, I believe that the Church's position on the clergy is totally unreasonable and debatable for many reasons. First, there are vocationally called holy/ready/willing women eager to become priests, deaconesses, bishops and Popes. The fact that the hierarchy holds tight reigns on the office of the male priesthood and celibate clergy, another contentious issue, is obviously not practical, wise and is blantantly unfair. Where is the justice here, Pope Benedict? Do you want to continue to see more churches closed and your people without leadership and priestly ministry? We women are waiting for an invitation. Call us.

The Church believes that only non-gay males can hold the office of priesthood.
The Paradox: I remain silent and prayerful and only hopeful that rules from Rome change in my lifetime and as a Performance Artist, I vow never again to address this issue with cynicism as I have done in the past. Now, bruised by age and doubt, I take the position of aesthetic/poetic, private admission of my own pain at MY inability to be more public about this outrageous injustice against women and men who can not enter the priesthood if admittedly gay and must remain celibate once there.
6. DYING:

The end of a Catholic's life, like the end of anyone's life, is a totally mysterious journey, unique to the traveller. I believe that it should be as natural and when appropriate, unassisted by medical interventions as possible. Otherwise, family and caregivers are fraught with even more sorrow, remorse, shame, and protracted grief if hydration/tube feeding is not clearly explained. Who can/should/would/will do this teaching?
The Church is so very strict and cryptic about care at the endgame that the family is often confused. Why even the most astute and practiced moral theologians would find it difficult to make correct judgments at the bedside of some of the dying Catholics I have observed attempting to leave their bodies.
Pope Benedict: Help us. Don't tell us we are sinning or killing our loved ones unnecessarily because we opted for no more interventions. I beg you to create conventions; conferences where translators of the Church's teachings on death and dying can talk with us; symposiums with eschatologists/ethicists/moral theologians who can not only re-think/translate the Catechism's interpretations of this issue but help all of us struggling to make holy, discerned decisions about tubes/plugs/water and then when the decisions are once made,help us forgive ourselves for what we have decided for we will be faced with the horror of loss and guilt at possibly having made a mistaken choice.Be with us, Church, don't judge us!

The Paradox: Dying Eskimo elders supposedly used to leave their community and walk onto a chunk of floating ice, to courageoulsy choose death.How foreign and un-Roman Catholic that sounds and , OH , how right!
I end this manifesto with a prayer:

HOLY SPIRIT, guide my brain and thinking. Help me to respect the needs and values of this Church that I have re-joined.The Church that allows my soul to sing. The Church which feeds my hunger for spiritual ecstasy. The Catholic Church which sacramentally forgives my egregious mistakes, sins , omissions. But most important of all, the Church of the Real EUCHARISTIC PRESENCE!! These aspects of the Church are my life and hope. They help me overlook all of the issues I raised in the body of this letter.
HOLY SPIRIT: Help me! I see this Church and it's hierarchy as a reluctant and isolated great, great great grandfather. Venerable yes, hearing? Not sure. Seeing the need for compromise and other Truths? I wonder.
HOLY SPIRIT, I ask for a spirit of rigorous yet prayerful respect for my own individual sacred conscience and my "fundamental option" to obey my halting, yet seen as correct beliefs, based on what I think are my right and pure intentions.
HOLY SPIRIT, in a spirit of research and study and dialogue and obedience, I remain a student of Real Presence cloaked under the mantle of Mary's kindness.
AND NOW, BEOFRE I END THIS LETTER, I MUST TELL YOU POPE BENEDICT: I AM NOT DOING ANY OF THE ABOVE; I AM NOT "SINNING" IN THOSE WAYS. I AM NOT MASTURBATING,I AM NOT CO-HABITATING,I AM NOT PRACTICING LESBIANISM, I AM NOT BECOMING A WOMAN-PRIEST,I AM GOING TO GET THE CHURCH'S ADVICE WHEN I AM ON MY DEATH BED REGARDING HYDRATION,I AM NOT USING BIRTH CONTROL BECAUSE I AM NOT HAVING SEX/AM NOT MARRIED AND IT IS A MOOT POINT BECAUSE I WILL BE 68 IN JANUARY 2010, NO LONGER IN NEED OF BIRTH CONTROL. WHAT AM I SAYING IN THIS LETTER? I AM ONLY EXPRESSING MY THINKING. IT IS ONLY NATURAL THAT I WISH YOUR THINKING WERE LIKE MINE AND THAT THE CHURCH'S WAY WAS MY WAY.BUT IT IS NOT. POPE BENEDICT.I OBEY. I AM ONLY WANTING CHANGE. BUT BE ALERTED THAT I AM LOYAL TO THE CHURCH'S BELEIFS.WHY THIS LOYALTY? I DO IT AS A PENANCE AND AS A WAY OF REPERATION FOR ALL OF THE MISTAKES OF MY PAST.BUT AGAIN, BEFORE I LEAVE, KNOW THAT I AM A FOUND SHEEP, LOST AND RETURNED, PRACTICING MY CATHOLICISM YOUR WAY.I AM NOT LIBERAL, I AM NOT A FEMINIST, I AM A STRICT CONSERVATIVE. I FOLLOW THE LETTER OF THE LAW BECAUSE FOLLOWING MY LAW LED TO TROUBLE FOR ME AND OTHERS. IF YOU MAKE ANY CHANGES I WILL APPLAUD AND BE HAPPY BUT IN THE MEANTIME, I SAY FIAT TO THE WORD OF THE CHRUC, AS IT IS.

If you would like to discuss any of this with me, my email is lindamontano@hotmail.com, or if you would like to view my work, www.lindamontano.com, or call me to Rome and we can meet, face-to-face.
In Art/Life/Laughter/Tabor-Light,

Linda Mary Montano, Roman Catholic Performance Artist

UPDATE: 2018  

 I am still a practicing Roman Catholic.

 I now masturbate as prayer.
 
 And I am now a priest. This title and honor was “given” to me by Donna Schaper, the pastor of the Judson Church, NYC, after I gave a lecture at her church where I said,  “Appearing here at your church might be the closest I will get to being a Roman Catholic Womanpriest.” After my talk, she was inspired to ordain me. I accepted!

I still live alone but the time is so rich with Presence that I hardly notice any aloneness.

Linda Mary Montano 2018, The Seven Sorrows,  September  15.

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(the following poem is optional reading)

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AN ARTIST TABORS HOME, by Linda Mary Montano, Roman Catholic Performance Artist

Now
my wounds, too egotistically putrid to share
are clutched close, neuroticized by time
dinasoured into fossil-eggs
sandblasted/etched/anorexiced
semi abstractly and so secretly
that they can only be admired in the gallery
of my own hungry mind.

Now
my wounds, loosened, colonic-ed
catapulted, ripped terminally
from DNA strands: poisoned, stiff-necked , sour
with the toxic waste of shame
placed on pedestals of pride
are self-viewed as one of a kind-mine

Now
my wounds , vomited, recycled,
birthed, breeched and torn
surgically from bloody scabs
are terroristically knifed into flesh
scarred with slime, a hostile brine

Now
my wounds are soft-coaxed
and angelically mid-wifed to infant dribble
nursing forth, arteried by transparent tubes
an operation of resuscitation, a visitation
performed at horizontal/vertical intersections
during autumn-like, golden light-nights
red to red
my wound to wed the ORIGINAL FIVE WOUNDS
until

Now
emptied, released, deprived of fight,
DIVINE FLIGHT
lovingly Tabors me home

Now

SHINE SHINE SHINE

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September 21, 2008
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Photographs: Nicolás Dumit Estévez. LINDA MARY MONTANO: reading THE CATHOLIC PERFORMANCE ARTIST MANIFESTO text, which was performed in front of St Patrick's Cathedral, by LINDA MARY MONTANO, Winter 2008, can be found/read at LINDA MARY MONTANO'S ARCHIVE. Present sites: THE ART/LIFE INSTITUTE, 185 ABEEL ST , KINGSTON NY 12401 (VISITATION HOUSE),THE ART/LIFE INSTITUTE, 9 JOHN ST, SAUGERTIES NY 12477 (TRANSFIGURATION HOUSE)..... pending sale to an Art Institution.
 

CURATORS TOUR NICOLAS DUMIT ESTEVEZ: NYC 2018

CURATORS TOUR: AS FAR AS THE HEART CAN SEE

2018 4:12 PM.

NEW SONG "PRECIOUS" PRIVATE POST

NEW SONG, "PRECIOUS"  PRIVATE POST



FOR ANGELIKA FESTA'S CLASS

QUESTIONS FOR ANGELIKA FESTA'S CLASS

BECOME LINDA MARY MONTANO AND DEAL WITH SOMETHING SIMILAR IN YOUR LIFE

  1. FIND A PARTNER IN THE CLASS WHO YOU DONT KNOW
  2. MEET WITH THEM AND DECIDE WHAT ASPECT OF MONTANOS WORK YOU WANT TO LOOK AT
  3. WEBSITE WWW.LINDAMONTANO.COM
  4. BLOG  LINDAMONTANO BLOG
  5. ONE OF HER 61 FREE YOU TUBE VIDEOS, JOIN HER CHANNELL
  6. AFTER RESEARCH, YOU AND YOUR PARTNER CREATE A 3 MINUTE SAFE/COMPASSIONATE/HEALING ACTION WITH SOUND AND IMAGES IF YOU WISH.
  7. PRESENT YOUR RESEARCH LIVE TO LINDA MARY MONTANO ON SKYPE DURING HER FRIEND, ANGELICA FESTAS' CLASS.

CLERGY ABUSE; ILIA DELIO

CLERGY ABUSE: ILIA  DELIO

http://www.omegacenter.info/death-in-church-new-life-ahead/

LETTER TO SOMEONE WHEN DAD DIES

LETTER TO SOMEONE WHEN DAD DIES

Dear...………...

My hope u r doing well

Death is a very very intense and complicated matter
The feelings it raises are unbelievable

The  incredible  movies the mind begins to play are hardly BELIEVABLE

BE PATIENT

BE ASSURED THAT WHATEVER U R EXPERIENCING IS TOTALLY  TO BE EXPECTED

all the best, know u and Jen and your family are in our circle of prayers and love

Linda

DAD ART SUGGESTIONS FOR DEFRIBULATOR GALLERY CHICAGO, LETTER TO PERFORMERS 2018


DEAR, DEAR  DEAR  VOLUNTEER PERFORMANCE ARTISTS  of  DAD ART;

WHAT: DAD ART, A 3 HOUR MEDITATION ON LIFE, DEATH AND LOVE
WHEN: NOVEMBER 11,  SUNDAY
WHERE: ZHOU B ART CENTER  1029 WEST 35TH STREET, CHICAGO ILLINOIS 60609
PRESENTED BY: JOSEPH RAVEN'S DEFRIBULATOR GALLERY

WITH:
 ANGELIKI TSOLI ( ANGEL) 
PAUL ESCRIVA  (  MC)
EMILY EDDY ( CHOIR LEADER)
ZACK VANES ( LISTENER)
LAUREN PIRRITANO ( DANCER)
ANDY SOMMA ( SECRETARY TO DEATH)
CAROLE   McCURDY ( LISTENER)
PAMELA STRATEMAN ( WATER HEALER)


COSTUMES: Please look at  the You Tube  ADDICTED TO LOVE  for  heavy make up look and slicked nice hair and  black clothes. Because this is a performance about death, I like the clothes to be all black and like a funeral director-look.  Hair needs to be  real slick and I love love love nice wigs.  Heavy lipstick . And heavy eye make up.  Sunglasses. 

HOW: Walk in one at a time slowly. Go to standing mic. " My name is...…………. I pay my iPhone bill by...(nice place to quickly mention day "job" …………………. Tonight I will  ……………. Please join me.  Then go to your  "station." Take off sunglasses there. Store under chair?

ANGEL: Watch the enclosed video;  You bless/accompany people to the stage/ stand in back of me while I sing if you wish and help me with blessing as I sing.  I will bring wings for you. You dress angelically in all white or gold. We can talk on phone and please send me an image of ur costume before the performance. Wear sunglasses and great hair with maybe a flower crown.
MC: Paul... you will keep sunglasses on.  Encourage people to come to mic and tell their  stories of death or mention the names of those who have died. You can have a hat on if u wish. I will bring my  whistle for you.  Every 12 minutes you blow it to indicate to the tech person to play the cd that accompanies my singing.  you and the angel and the secretary to death  lead us to the front of the gallery at the end so we can burn the letters to death.  If you want to check the hat with me that would be good. Send  photos.

CHOIR LEADER:  At the end of my song, we all sing  SONGS TO THE GLANDS.  As choir leader, as you come out in the beginning, you rehearse the audience with the  GLAND SONG.  There are 7 songs that happen after I sing the "standard" .  You come next to me as  I sing my song and you also come in front of me and direct the audience to sing along the gland song. Go to the video  INTERACIONARAMA by Linda Mary Montano to get a taste of this.  Also go to my video : 7 SONGS FOR 7 GLANDS  to see the 7 songs that I will sing... You can rehearse before hand by watching that video. Also if you wish, hold up signs that you make before hand that say:
  1. OVARIES/TESTES
2. PANCREAS
3. ADRENALS
4. THYMUS
5. THYROID
6. PINEAL
7. PITUITARY

Use the numbers next to the words for your referencing and also so audience can see this mapping of the glands.
You can show me the signs before by sending me an image.  Nothing fancy. Can be on cardboard/ printed out/ paper/etc. easy, easy,easy.

LISTENERS: You come out with sunglasses on, say your words, make sure you invite people to come to your station and I think that Zack might have a therapy animal. You can invite people to come who have lost pets. Please make sure that Defribulator has 2 chairs for each of you. You sit and then person sits across from you.  Take off sunglasses when you are with  people. So there are 2 of you and we need 4 chairs. Make sure that Angeliki and Joseph know that and confirm with you before that they have 4 chairs, or you might bring your own fold up chairs????

SECRETARY TO DEATH: You need a table and 2 chairs. Please confirm with  Angeliki and Joseph that you have a table and 2 more chairs for the Secretary.  When you come out and introduce yourself, make sure you invite people to come and see you  I.E.  " Please come to my station and dictate a letter to death to me  . I will write your words and after the performance we will burn all of our letters." I will bring paper or you can collect  paper that can be "recycled" by you.  You will need  a pen or pencil or writing instruments plus if you want to bring your own paper. Please let me know what you want to do abt paper. That way I will not bring any. It can be one long piece of paper. Or you can collect 
 paper at offices that  can be recycled, etc.  Let me know about this.

DANCER: Your costume can be a little different although can be black. But can look dance-like. Please take photos and send to me so we can make this decision online. You bring your phone with earphone. With one song on it that you like to dance to. You invite people to come and dance  THE DANCE OF LIFE with you. Make sure you say DANCE OF LIFE. Put the ear phone in their ear so you can both hear the song. Make it very very very romantic and loving dance and loving romantic music. Maybe from the 40's . 

WATER HEALER: You need a table and 2 chairs. You and I will discuss before  the way you will use water to heal members of the audience.  In your introduction, please say, "Feel free to come to my station for a water healing." Or something like that. I use the word station to reference the  14 STATIONS OF THE CROSS.
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NEED: PHYSICAL OBJECTS AND TECH
8 chairs
2 tables

TECH
1 overhead mic for MC
1 standing mic for me with reverb
1 mic for CHOIR DIRECTOR also used for audience to come to mention their friends who have died. 
TOTAL  3 MICS

TECH
PROJECT TWO VIDEOS:  1 as people come in  ONE LOVE. 1  during the performance  DAD ART  VERSION 2. Both are at  VIDEO DATA BANK  and I will be in touch with ZACK about getting MP4'S to you. Issues: volume.
PLAY AN MP3 of music for me every 12 minutes.  This is very important that the 7 songs are played at the right time. A bit tricky and needs a tech person that knows how to do this so that the right song comes on for me to sing. Issues: volume and make sure every 12 minutes the correct song is played. 
PLAY ILL FLY AWAY
Have this downloaded before and play at correct volume at the end.

TECH PEOPLE
LIGHTING/SET UP
If before that Sunday you can have the room set up with the 2 tables and all the chairs, I will send a photos of that . Lighting is fabulous and wonderful and on as many of the stations as possible.  especially the one where audience comes up to that mic. 

REHEARSAL
Thoughts: so that you don't have to come out twice, what if we meet on SUNDAY, the day of the performance,  and make a day of it?  Could be  at  1?  Or later? There really isn't much to rehearse but we do have to be together as ONE before the performance so we can feel connected. Bring something to eat at that time.  Also I will lead a "workshop" that day. Come dressed or with your clothes. 
Tech rehearsal can be earlier.

AFTER THE PERFORMANCE/BURING THE LETTERS TO DEATH
Joseph will lead us to burn the letters as to how and where.   We march out of the performance space SLOWLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY to  the you tube  I'LL FLY  AWAY.