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Monday, March 13, 2017

FOR EMILY HARVEY IN VENICE: PROPOSAL




INDA MARY MONTANO PROPOSAL FOR EMILY HARVEY FOUNDATION: VENICE

I have always wanted to be a Catholic Priest and have swallowed the patriarchal misogyny and exclusion of my femaleness my whole life. Seven decades. What

a great opportunity it will be to go to Italy as a female artist, to heal my inner urge to teach the Church to DO THE RIGHT THING! As a practicing performance

artist, I have always used my work as medicine, as therapy, as a way to fix what I felt was never right in both the world and in my personal life. For example,

I wanted to get to know my inner self better so I would often blind-fold myself for up to a week and live in this state of receptivity so that I could de-habituate

myself from the world of addiction to the mind. I wanted to feel life, not think it. 

For this one month, preferable in May or Spring, in Venice I will, for 21 days, appear in Catholic Churches as a spin off of Bob Dylan, a male-me, and for

those 21 days I will "heal" the 7 Chakras-Glands that I feel have been compromised by the teachings of the Church that were of disservice to my inner wisdom

and compassion.

For example, for three days I will make a drawing of the first Chakra and bring those small drawings for 3 days to the Church, hold them and meditate for 7

hours there to heal all first Chakra issues that the Church mistakenly imposed on me and others. I will repeat this scenario with the other 6 Chakras.

At the end of the 21 day performance, I will burn all 63 small drawings outside one of the Churches, inviting the art community to join me in this cleansing/ re-

arranging of my, and maybe our thinking, feeling and believing.

Linda Mary Montano March 2017.

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