AGING AS ART and Performing for the Dead
An evening with seminal and enigmatic performance artists Linda Mary Montano and Billy X Curmano.
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) Project Space
323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor (between 8th & 9th Ave)
New York City, NY 10018
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Using video and interactive performance, Linda Mary Montano and Billy X. Curmano will address their own experiences with aging and dying, culminating in participatory engagement with the audience. Montano sees her body as a canvas, a sculpture that is chiseled by time as she grows older, while Curmano has daringly orchestrated his own funeral in order to perform for the dead, as an act of self-transformation and a rite of passage. Together, these two artists will question the nature of mortality, to both confront and heal unspoken fears and terrors regarding the fear of dying and death itself.
This event will bring together two of the movers and shakers of the performance art and art in everyday life fields in the U.S. for a participatory engagement with the audience dealing with the presenters’ experiences with aging and dying. Montano sees her body as a canvas, a sculpture that is chiseled by time as she grows older. Curmano has daringly orchestrated his own funeral in order to perform for the dead, and as an act of self- transformation: a rite of passage.
This event takes place in conjunction with the exhibition As Far as the Heart Can See at EFA Project Space (Sept. 21-Nov 17, 2018). Additional support provided by: Reimagine: End of Life - a citywide event exploring big questions about life and death.