Death is hidden, feared, wondered about. It creates all kinds of responses in our emotional and thinking lives. This class would open the chapter called DEATH and examine it from the many different angles and interests of the participants of the class.
Youtube videos, past art and internet research sites will be examined as well as trips to cemeteries, morgues, embalmers, funeral directors, pathologists..
My tapes: MITCHELLS DEATH and BENARES will be studied and I will share my research about death with my lecture: DEATH IN THE ART/LIFE OF LINDA MARY MONTANO.
The participants will write their wills, study how to draw up Power of Attorneys, Health Care Proxys and Obituaries and will teach each other the techniques of legally protecting their final days and health care decisions.
Their interviews with theologians, hospice workers and medical people will help with their understanding of mortality/immortality.
We will perform DAD ART, my 3 hour interactive study of the old age, sickness and death of my father as a final presentation as well as group shows of work produced during this class.
All aspects of this class are improvised and adapted to the needs of the group.
Linda Mary Montano