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Wednesday, March 7, 2012



1. What is the result of "paying attention" to another in performance?

2. How doesw it "feel" to receive attention during performance?

3. What to do with the attention once accrued? How share it?

4.Is art a transformative medicine?

5.Is art the only permission we really have?

6.Are there examples of cultures who live as art and dont have to "make" art? How can we do that?

7.The brain and art....authenticity and art....Can Temple Grandin and IN MY LANGUAGE, work by 2 autistic women be seen as models of AUTHENTICITY and how can our work become so natural to us that it has this kind of authenticity....although their work is not "art" they can become mentors of authenticity.

8.Who are current performance artists using the medium aesthetically?

9.The computer is our new best friend and so we spend hours there with her and our human face is the new taboo, the new genital.Is the human body devalued and beoming unnecessary?

10.Is the invisibly computer community preparing us for robotic life and robotic intelligence?

11 What si the effect of the delete button on culture?

12Time and duration are to perforance art as paint is to a painter.

13.Have reality shows commodified early performance concepts stripping themes of the "sacred" from early work but adding new gifts?What are the current gifts? Lack of fear of competiton and money , what else??

14.Is performative persona change a way to switch from persona drama and trauma and creative schizoprenia?

15.Performance endurance is a homeopathic medicine which prepares for the endurance of life itself which is like an endurance.

16.Why are all the voices on american idol the same? What is authenticity? Is it necessary?Are we capable of it? Do we want it?

17.What is the power of Blessing and touch in our art or life? Is it more necessary because of the internet?

18. What can we teach ourselves to do? Where does this inspiritiion come from? Trauma? Dreams? Researcdh? Need to help others?

19.Neuroscience might be the new art?

20.Are we culturally so combined that cultural imperialsim is impossible?? How do you feel when you "borrow" and become a "fusion" artist?Is this generation or the nexst one more able to fuse cultural symbols so that feeling lie an "image thief" will no longer be an issue or option?

21 What is one world art?

22.What is roots art?

23.Non-violent communication(see google) and truth telling nonviolently, might be an interesting paradigm for peace making.As well as becoming more generic so as not to offend others culturally?


Linda Mary Montano, 2008

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