SLEEPATHON: RAPID PULSE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, CHICAGO
SLEEPATHON is an overnight experience by LINDA MARY MONTANO for RAPID PULSE 2016 taking place at DEFIBRILLATOR GALLERY, 1463 W CHICAGO AVENUE, CHICAGO, USA, on SUNDAY 05 JUNE 2016.
DESCRIPTION | Embracing a workshop format, participants will sleep together in the gallery as a work of art by Linda Mary Montano. 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. The SLEEPATHON is preceded by a GLANDATHON, an interactive laughathon/cryathon experience for everyone featuring exercises that focus on a single gland in the human body, encouraged by 3 minutes of Montano's videos.
BIOGRAPHY | LINDA 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. 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.
TIMING | SUN 05 JUNE 2016
7PM Rapid Pulse Gallery evening program, includes an interactive Glandathon by Montano.
10PM STǓ Gastronomy Series, a late-night pop-up supper.
11PM SLEEPATHON begins
MON 06 JUNE
Morning session time T.B.D., MON 06 JUNE.
REGISTER | Workshop fee is $60 and includes tickets for the 7PM Rapid Pulse program with a work by LINDA MARY MONTANO, a seat at the STǓ pop-up supper, a place to sleep, and coffee or tea in the morning. Space is extremely limited, advance registration highly recommended: www.sleepathon.eventbrite.com. Visit www.rapidpulse.org for more information about the festival.
DETAILS | Participants will sleep on cots, barracks-style, all together in the main gallery. Bring your own pillow, a pen, two pieces of paper, sleeping garments, and sundries - but please pack light, avoid electronics, and set aside vanity. Please refrain from perfumes or heavily scented products. All skill levels are welcome.