NAME: LINDA MARY MONTANO
TITLE: WE ARE ALL HUNGRY
WHY 14TH STREET COMPELLING: Food is so expensive. We eat to fill our bodies, minds, fears, desires and not our soul hunger. The poor suffer from no access to good and fresh food. We all suffer from fear that drives us to overeat. I will fast for 3 days and then be fed by a "caregiver" under a sign, WE ARE ALL HUNGRY/ This will also access my current theme of aging and the possibility of ending up in a nursing home and having to be fed one day.
REACTION: In India, people feed the person celebrating their birthday by "feeding" them pieces of cake or a sweet. It is very very emotional to watch. Being fed triggers issues of maternal warmth-or not-, issues of breastfeeding-or not, issues of not having enough food-or too much, issues of anorexia /bulimia. I hope this performance will have healing energies for the audience, myself and my "caregiver."