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Monday, October 14, 2019

INTERVIEW WITH GERM RYAN FOR ART IN ODD PLACES INVISIBLE SHOW

INTERVIEW  WITH GERM RYAN FOR ART IN ODD PLACES INVISIBLE SHOW


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Art in Odd Places podcast: Linda Mary Montano Is Not Here – Art in Odd Places
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

WRITE AND PERFORM YOUR OBIT

WORKSHOP: WRITE AND PERFORM YOUR OWN OBITUARY

TIME : SATURDAY AFTERNOON  1-5pm

 DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019



TAKING THE FEAR INTO AND OUT OF AND AROUND DEATH: A WORKSHOP with Linda Mary Montano
PREPERATION BEFORE YOU COME: Please watch on You Tube: LIVING ART/DYING ART by Linda Mary Montano

THE WORKSHOP:   1pm-3pm, performative warm-up actions. Then from 3-5pm  each participant in the workshop will read their personal obit and lie as if in a coffin and supported emotionally by the other workshop participants.

DESCRIPTION: Death, is it the last taboo? Only taboo?  We artists/lifeists will look at death creatively and  clearly and safely in the company of  a supportive group of  friends and workshop collaborators so we can help each other speak this language of honest love when we will need it, and when it is our turn to REALLY DIE

BRING: a nice colorful full size cloth, some artificial flowers, yoga mat/soft mat to lie on, water, snack and wear chakra-colored clothing.

COST: sliding scale $20-$50 

image: any skeleton image.....

SELF PROCLAIMED FORGIVENESS



SELF PROCLAIMED FORGIVENESS,  Linda Mary Montano, 2019

You may have been confused by my recent email about, "Im sorry" that I just sent to your students!!  Yes,  I expressed forcefully that I was  "sorry" for any mistakes I made while  Face Talking your incredibly brilliant class. Why did I do that?  The reason is:  for some time now,   I have been "using"  SAYING IM SORRY PUBLICALLY  as an equalizer and  technique and bribe so that I can normalize the miscalculated  the supposed specialness of the "artist as singular Genius."   Especially the elder ones!!!!!  It is terribly jealousy-making, competitive making, and not good theology to leave others with this bad taste in their mouth of  GOOD/BETTER/BEST.  Not good. 
I feel much harm has been done by the long practicing  artist's arrogance, self aggrandizement and need to be seen and treated as heroic. We are ALL GENIUSES because we just got u this morning and opened our Divine Eyes!!!

By my asking for forgiveness before/during/after a public class, lecture, performance, I hope to confess my humanness, my weaknesses, my frailities  publically  to all viewers but especially to 'students' who are on the trajectory and learning curve of not feeling personally empowered. Envy sucks. 

May my faux-humility invite me and hopefully others to the joys of  our ecstatic-nothingness. 

In ART=LIFE=LOVE,
Linda

DEAR MOM

DEAR  MOM

Oye..It was literally embarrassing and strange when I told 2 friends that one of the four tree-friends in my back ground was  " YOU." The other three healthy, happy and holy trees were fabulous and fine.
On the other hand,  You, the tree that is cut  back. 
You the tree that is stunted by trimming.
 You the tree that is made to expand horizontally instead of vertically.
My God, what a tragedy?
Yes, I was aghast!!!  
Tree-You looks like you suffered! 
 Tree-You looks like you were gagged! 
Tree-You looks like you  putt up with a ton of shit!

Tree-You also looks like it still needs love.
I love you Mom. 
I can't wait to put lights on you!!!!!!

Your daughter who you inspired to difference,
Linda