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BETH’S SPEECH FOR TOBE LINDA AND MEG…20 YEARS OF VIDEO

BETH’S SPEECH FOR TOBE LINDA AND MEG…20 YEARS OF VIDEO

BETH’S OPENING REMARKS  TOBE AND LINDA AND MEG CELEBRATE 20 YEARS

BETH’S OPENING REMARKS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF 20 YEAARS 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)