Linda Mary Montano has performed endurances and methodologies which attempt to not only solve everyday life traumas and issues but also magically erase the boundaries between time and space by extending actions to extremes so that everydayness disappears and consciousness is the only "element" left. She performed her endurance: 14 Years of Living Art, an exploration of the Hindu Chakra theological system which suggests paying attention to both inside and outside so that one's mind, heart and glands can change for the better from 1984-1998. Her video MITCHELL'S DEATH, is a classic and has been shown internationally and her six books: ART IN EVERYDAY LIFE; YOU TOO ARE A PERFORMANCE ARTIST; MILDRED'S DEATH; LETTERS FROM LINDA M MONTANO; YOU TOO ARE A PERFORMANCE ARTIST & PERFORMANCE ARTISTS TALKING IN THE 80'S, are profound explorations of Montano's vision and spiritual-feminist take on life, healing and art. Montano has not only performed but has also taught performance art, sculpture and the history of performance throughout the world; and you can view more at: www.lindamontano.com. And her blog: lindamarymontano/BlogSpot.com.
ART/LIFE COUNSELING: TALK WITH ME/I WRITE FOR YOU is an interactive performance. I have been performing ART/LIFE COUNSELING since 1984 when I sat in THE NEW MUSEUM window, once a month for 7 years and offered counseling, thanks to Marcia Tucker's invitation. Participantsat ENACTING THE TEXT, will be able to ask me one art or life question and then we will both create a "solution" for that question. The text component will be a graduation certificate which I will write and offer each collaborator.