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Friday, July 15, 2016

POSSIBILITIES FOR SWEDEN

POSSIBILITIES FOR SWEDEN
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1. INTERACTIVE PERFORMATIVE LECTURE:  INTERACTIONARAMA: I ask the audience to interact with me in a series of exercises designed to:
PURIFY TOGETHER
GRIEVE TOGETHER
HAVE GRATITUDE TOGETHER
CELEBRATE TOGETHER


Needed:
1. mic with reverb: hand held or lavalier
2. another hand held mic
3. you download 2 videos of mine from you tube and I show two more videos, not mine.
4. lighting
5. rehearsal time : one hour if all videos are downloaded
6. 40 printed ART/LIFE CERTIFICATES
7. time: about 1 hour 15 minutes


This has been a very successful event at other places.


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7 HOUR GLANDATHON:
For 7 hours I lay down, singing the sounds found in the 7 glands. I make sound continuously.
7 Volunteers ,each representing a gland, dressed in one of the colors of the rainbow, perform actions associated with that gland and after an hour, ring a bell and inform me that the hour is over. The next  "gland" person comes and I move my attention to the next  gland.
The volunteers can be from the art community and they receive a performance art certificate.
Needed:
1. soft blankets for the floor
2. newspaper flowers to make a circle around me
3. I can bring my Indian Drone box or you can find one there to borrow. (its heavy)
4. mic placed over my face
5. another mic for audience to sing to the gland improvisationally
6. time: 7 hours.
7. lighting, dramatic
8. a projection of a tv news program on the back wall playing the entire time.
9. rehearsal 1-2 hours


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7 HOURS OF LOVING YOU IN A 14 FOOT LIFT


I sit in a 14 foot lift , outside or inside, and chant/sing:  I love you in Swedish, dressed like a chicken.
Needed:
1. a lift
2. microphone for me
3. microphone for audience
4. drone machine
5. rehearsal, 1 hour.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

WELCOME TO MY MA

WELCOME TO MY  MA


new mothers
transgendered  mothers
good enough mothers
Amazonian mothers
fierce mothers
speaking mothers
fleshy mothers
feeding mothers
milk mothers
Amen

THE LINDA MARY MONTANO ART/LIFE CERTIFICATE by IGNACIO PEREZ PEREZ


Ignacio Pérez Pérez's photo.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU BECOEM A ROMAN CATHOLIC WOMAN PRIEST




WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU BECOME A  CATHOLIC WOMAN-PRIEST


To be  called  FATHER MONTANO would trigger me into tremendously accelerated learning: 


1. My glass ceiling would be punctured.
2. I would have met the patriarchy in myself and it would have disappeared from my personal history.
3. I would be in the same league as the boys.
4. I would have dissolved all early Catholic tocxicity.
5. I would have gotten the job I finally was made for and the title:  FATHER.
6. I would have stopped giving power to the boys and would give it to myself.
7. I would mature in my spiritual practice.


So there it is,  I am practicing and calling FATHER LINDA MARY  MONTANO.
Some day it might be that or MOTHER LINDA MARY MONTANO


LMM

PERFORMANCE FOR PAUL ESCRIVA AND JOSEPH RAVENS


A PERFORMANCE  FOR  PAUL ESCRIVA AND JOSEPH RAVENS   LINDA MARY MONTANO: 2016


1. MAKE A CIRCLE OF SOMETHING YOU LOVE (DON'T SPEND MONEY ON THE OBJECTS)

2. PLACE SOFT AND COMFORTABLE BLANKETS, CUSHIONS ON THE FLOOR.

3. NICE LIGHTING.

4. LAY TOP OF HEAD TO TOP OF HEAD WITH MICROPHONES NEAR FACE.

5. ASK AN ATTENDAANT TO BE THE TIMEKEEPER SO EACH PERSON HAS EQUAL TIME TO TALK. EVEN IF ONE PERSON TALKS FOR  5 MINUTES, THE POHTER PERSON IS GIVEN 5 MINUTES EVEN IF THEY PREFER SILENCE. OPTIONAL

6.THE ATTENDANT HAS  A BELL TO SIGNAL CHANGES.

7. FOR 3 HOURS, THE TWO OF YOU INTERVIEW EACH OTHER WHILE BLINDFOLDED, ABOUT YOUR ART/LIFE/DREAMS/LIFE EXPERIENCES AND HEARTS DESIRES.

AFTER THREE HOURS, SIT IN CHAIRS AND TAKE Q AND A FROM THE AUDIENCE.

CONCLUSION: 
YOU CHOOSE  TWO PEOPLE TO DO THE SAME  PERFORMANCE . THEY CHOOSE THE SITE. THEN AFTER THEIR PERFORMANCE, THEY CHOOSE 2 PEOPLE TO PERFORM IT.

 THIS LASTS FOR THE NEXT  77 YEARS.

BUTTERFLY AT ROSEKILL

BUTTERFLY AT  ROSEKILL




BUTTERFLY


Sometimes nature trumps art! The other day it certainly did at Rosekill Performance space owned/founded and curated by Jill McDermid and Erik Hoaksom in Rosendale NY. I was leaving after a swim, saying good-bye to Hoak and an incredibly small/miniature/baby butterfly was spotted by "group think," that is, within a precious second, people who were scattered by 20 or more feet, found themselves  silently and without having been alerted, converged around and surrounding as if by magical intent, a beautiful, sweet , young and unsolicited woman who was "wearing"  that shimmering and shuddering baby butterfly on HER NOSE! It was seemingly stuck there by phrenome attraction, by true love and great life-art.
This group of artists, used to making/witnessing the mirages of the unknown made known, got the message:
THIS IS THE REAL THING!!!!


Linda Mary Montano, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

DOCTOR ARUNA MEHTA: AYRUVEDIC DOCTOR AND HEALER

DOCTOR ARUNA MEHTA: AYRUVEDIC DOCTOR AND HEALER






DOCTOR ARUNA MEHTA:  SUGGESTIONS of AYRUVEDA MEDICINE FOR WOMEN


1. MULARUT: for fallopian tubes, pain after childbirth, cleans uterus, take  10 days


2. KUMARIASAT: stomach ache, gas, abdomen.


3. CHANDRAPRAVATI: general tonic, good for uterus, back ache, healthy baby


4. PATYADIGUGULA: stomach pain, general tonic, clears uterus


5. TRIPHALAGUGULA:  general tonic


6. DAS  MULAQUAT:  10 herbs, uterus discharge, tube swelling


7. GODHANTI BASMA: calcium given during pregnancy


8. LO  BASMA: anemia, iron given during pregnancy


9. VON SHALACHAN : calcium given during pregnancy


10. DRAKSHASANA: general tonic given during pregnancy


11. MANDURBASMA:  iron given during pregnancy


DOCTOR ARUNA MEHTA, was a healer and  Ayruvedic Doctor who delivered over 2000 infants in India and practiced women's health care. After retiring from her OBGYN practice, she continued her healing practice in the United States by showering  LOVE  on all.



LETTER TO PHONG BUI: PRACTICING PERFORMANCE ARTIST-CURATORS

LETTER TO PHONG BUI


DEAR  PHONG BUI,


I have been  participating in PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVALS...  organized  by PERFORMANCE ARTIST-CURATORS.


What a wonderful experience: and maybe one u might want to research in your wonderful:  THE BROOKLYN RAIL.


Some PERFORMANCE ART  venues and artist-curators to consider:

1. GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE; ROSEKILL; THE KINGSTON ART/LIFE INSTITUTE:  JILL McDERMID  and ERIK HOKANSON


2. Bbeyond: BRIAN PETERSON, SIOBHAN MULLEN  & ALASTAIR MacLENNAN


3. DEFRIBULATOR  GALLERY/RAPID PULSE: JOSEPH RAVENS


4.  ART IN ODD PLACES: ED WOODHAM


5.  INDEPENDENT CURATOR : NICOLAS DUMIT ESTEVEZ


6. And so many more, world-wide. That is, practicing performance artists who are presenting, housing, feeding hosting other performance artists!!!!


There is something notable and magical and documentable happening at each of these places: artists giving other artists a chance to be truly authentic and pure.


The level of generosity, kindness, understanding, hospitality and sharing is unprecedented. It is good art and great  LIFE.


Please consider sharing with your readers the beauty of their important contribution to performance-art and performance-life.


Linda Mary Montano,  Saugerties  N.Y.  2016

HOW TO LEARN HUMILITY VIA YOUR VEHICLE



HOW  TO LEARN HUMILTY VIA YOUR VEHICLE....2016




I got a  message  AWHILE AGO THAT SAID:


"Be more compassionate when driving"


I got the lesson today:


1. when I was overexcited/distracted/not mindful while driving  and backed into a Jeep's front fender parked near the building where I had just finished therapy.


2. I didn't run off but found the owner inside the building...because my conscience could  not have rested if I left THE CAR WITH A PIMPLE SIZED BUMP ON THE FENDER and didn't take responsibility.


3. who knows how much this will cost between deductible and insurance rates because it looks weirdly easy but maybe it could be a really a big job...You know about cars and insurance....


4. I wont fix scrapes and dent on my car:  They will remind me to drive like a nice person


5. On way to talk to owner, I saw A car with the bumper sticker of  THE BIRTH OF JESUS...It was a sweet Christmas looking image. And I ..CANT DECIPHER THIS.


6. SO  I got my  lesson....NOW WATCH ME DRIVE KINDLY AND PATIENTLY!!!!!!!!!!


7. Wish I had  listened when I HEARD THE MESSAGE!!!!!!!!! The action of paying for the fender etc mishap is speaking louder than the voiced warning I received a few weeks ago.


SINGING THE NYC PHONEBOOK

SINGING THE NYC PHONE BOOK: CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS:  Linda Mary Montano


OCTOBEER 7, 2016


Many years ago, I chanted the names of people in a phone book from a tower in a mid western city.


It was a majestic and  classic and grandiose event . But alas, it was banned and shut down because it reverberated all over the area and sounded eerily like a death chant.


That was years ago.


For Nicolas Dumit Estevez's event titled: ENACTING THE TEXT: PERFORMING WITH WORDS  


I WILL:

Chant names and not addresses from the Manhattan phone book.

This is not a dirge although maybe a reminder that we all will die some day.

Why am I doing this?

I  like to sing and will use any occasion and excuse to do so.

My current work is now INTERACTIVE because I am old enough to know it is no longer about me, but about us.

The audience will be invited to participate sonically.

Never fear, it will be easy.

Linda Mary Montano, 2016, Saugerties NY.


THE ART LIFE INSTITUTE HANDBOOK

THE ART/LIFE INSTITUTE HANDBOOK





 

www.wsworkshop.org
A collection of simple performance exercises, based on the author’s own work and observations, designed to make performance accessible to everyone.






work and observations, designed to make performance accessible to everyone.


www.wsworkshop.org
A collection of simple performance exercises, based on the author’s own work and observations, designed to make performance accessible to everyone.