Thursday, August 4, 2016

RULES FOR PERFORMANCE ART CLASSES

RULES FOR PERFORMANCE ART  CLASS


Linda Montano’s:  Performance Art Rules for College Students
No blood
No urine
No cutting
No dangerous actions to self or others
No menstrual blood
No self-abuse or other-abuse
No masturbation
No sex
Make it safe, sacred, and short


Thank you!

Friday, July 15, 2016

POSSIBILITIES FOR SWEDEN

POSSIBILITIES FOR SWEDEN
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1. INTERACTIVE PERFORMATIVE LECTURE:  INTERACTIONARAMA: I ask the audience to interact with me in a series of exercises designed to:
PURIFY TOGETHER
GRIEVE TOGETHER
HAVE GRATITUDE TOGETHER
CELEBRATE TOGETHER


Needed:
1. mic with reverb: hand held or lavalier
2. another hand held mic
3. you download 2 videos of mine from you tube and I show two more videos, not mine.
4. lighting
5. rehearsal time : one hour if all videos are downloaded
6. 40 printed ART/LIFE CERTIFICATES
7. time: about 1 hour 15 minutes


This has been a very successful event at other places.


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7 HOUR GLANDATHON:
For 7 hours I lay down, singing the sounds found in the 7 glands. I make sound continuously.
7 Volunteers ,each representing a gland, dressed in one of the colors of the rainbow, perform actions associated with that gland and after an hour, ring a bell and inform me that the hour is over. The next  "gland" person comes and I move my attention to the next  gland.
The volunteers can be from the art community and they receive a performance art certificate.
Needed:
1. soft blankets for the floor
2. newspaper flowers to make a circle around me
3. I can bring my Indian Drone box or you can find one there to borrow. (its heavy)
4. mic placed over my face
5. another mic for audience to sing to the gland improvisationally
6. time: 7 hours.
7. lighting, dramatic
8. a projection of a tv news program on the back wall playing the entire time.
9. rehearsal 1-2 hours


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7 HOURS OF LOVING YOU IN A 14 FOOT LIFT


I sit in a 14 foot lift , outside or inside, and chant/sing:  I love you in Swedish, dressed like a chicken.
Needed:
1. a lift
2. microphone for me
3. microphone for audience
4. drone machine
5. rehearsal, 1 hour.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

WELCOME TO MY MA

WELCOME TO MY  MA


new mothers
transgendered  mothers
good enough mothers
Amazonian mothers
fierce mothers
speaking mothers
fleshy mothers
feeding mothers
milk mothers
Amen

THE LINDA MARY MONTANO ART/LIFE CERTIFICATE by IGNACIO PEREZ PEREZ


Ignacio Pérez Pérez's photo.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU BECOEM A ROMAN CATHOLIC WOMAN PRIEST




WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU BECOME A  CATHOLIC WOMAN-PRIEST


To be  called  FATHER MONTANO would trigger me into tremendously accelerated learning: 


1. My glass ceiling would be punctured.
2. I would have met the patriarchy in myself and it would have disappeared from my personal history.
3. I would be in the same league as the boys.
4. I would have dissolved all early Catholic tocxicity.
5. I would have gotten the job I finally was made for and the title:  FATHER.
6. I would have stopped giving power to the boys and would give it to myself.
7. I would mature in my spiritual practice.


So there it is,  I am practicing and calling FATHER LINDA MARY  MONTANO.
Some day it might be that or MOTHER LINDA MARY MONTANO


LMM

PERFORMANCE FOR PAUL ESCRIVA AND JOSEPH RAVENS


A PERFORMANCE  FOR  PAUL ESCRIVA AND JOSEPH RAVENS   LINDA MARY MONTANO: 2016


1. MAKE A CIRCLE OF SOMETHING YOU LOVE (DON'T SPEND MONEY ON THE OBJECTS)

2. PLACE SOFT AND COMFORTABLE BLANKETS, CUSHIONS ON THE FLOOR.

3. NICE LIGHTING.

4. LAY TOP OF HEAD TO TOP OF HEAD WITH MICROPHONES NEAR FACE.

5. ASK AN ATTENDAANT TO BE THE TIMEKEEPER SO EACH PERSON HAS EQUAL TIME TO TALK. EVEN IF ONE PERSON TALKS FOR  5 MINUTES, THE POHTER PERSON IS GIVEN 5 MINUTES EVEN IF THEY PREFER SILENCE. OPTIONAL

6.THE ATTENDANT HAS  A BELL TO SIGNAL CHANGES.

7. FOR 3 HOURS, THE TWO OF YOU INTERVIEW EACH OTHER WHILE BLINDFOLDED, ABOUT YOUR ART/LIFE/DREAMS/LIFE EXPERIENCES AND HEARTS DESIRES.

AFTER THREE HOURS, SIT IN CHAIRS AND TAKE Q AND A FROM THE AUDIENCE.

CONCLUSION: 
YOU CHOOSE  TWO PEOPLE TO DO THE SAME  PERFORMANCE . THEY CHOOSE THE SITE. THEN AFTER THEIR PERFORMANCE, THEY CHOOSE 2 PEOPLE TO PERFORM IT.

 THIS LASTS FOR THE NEXT  77 YEARS.

BUTTERFLY AT ROSEKILL

BUTTERFLY AT  ROSEKILL




BUTTERFLY


Sometimes nature trumps art! The other day it certainly did at Rosekill Performance space owned/founded and curated by Jill McDermid and Erik Hoaksom in Rosendale NY. I was leaving after a swim, saying good-bye to Hoak and an incredibly small/miniature/baby butterfly was spotted by "group think," that is, within a precious second, people who were scattered by 20 or more feet, found themselves  silently and without having been alerted, converged around and surrounding as if by magical intent, a beautiful, sweet , young and unsolicited woman who was "wearing"  that shimmering and shuddering baby butterfly on HER NOSE! It was seemingly stuck there by phrenome attraction, by true love and great life-art.
This group of artists, used to making/witnessing the mirages of the unknown made known, got the message:
THIS IS THE REAL THING!!!!


Linda Mary Montano, 2016