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Letters from Linda M. Montano - Linda M. Montano

Letters from Linda M. Montano

Hardcover Published: 26th January 2005
ISBN: 9780415339421
Number Of Pages: 303

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Letters from Linda M. Montano is an anthology of writings by one of the seminal performance artists of the last century. It provides an autobiographical and historical record of Montano's artistic practice over the last thirty years, collecting together stories, fairytales, letters, interviews, manifestos and other previously unpublished writings. At the same time, the book acts as a 'how-to' manual for aspiring performance artists, offering practical guidance for students and a range of exercises that Montano has used in her teachings and workshops. Finally, Letters from Linda M. Montano represents a performance in itself, in which the artist considers the process of writing, creating and bringing the work to fruition as another form of 'endurance performance' similar to that of her durational works 14 Years of Living Art and Blood Family Art.


Prefacep. xi
Introduction Ip. 1
An astral interview: an email exchange betweenp. 3
Introduction IIp. 15
A chakra fairy talep. 17
Interviewsp. 29
God I love timep. 31
The year of the ropep. 39
I slept with Linda Montanop. 48
Interviews with conceptual artists: Linda M. Montanop. 53
Burger King and the avant-gardep. 64
The Ecstasy of Sister Rosep. 71
Forgiveness as spring-cleaning: Why artists now want to be saintsp. 73
Eroticap. 81
Art as spiritual practice: Enculturation/brain waves/temporal lobe seizuresp. 87
Teresa of Avila...a storyp. 94
Little Linda (LL) becomes Performance Artist/Chicken Linda (PACL) becomes Roman Catholic Linda Mary (RCLM)p. 105
Writingsp. 109
Art as therapy: The reason I decided to become an Art/Life counselorp. 111
My astral historyp. 117
1 plus 1 equals 1p. 119
Endurance then and nowp. 123
Audience and the art of Linda Montanop. 129
A performance art timeline (Roselee Goldberg): Thoughts on performance artp. 136
Performance art for the twenty-first centuryp. 144
Artists/Lifeistsp. 148
Living art: Time spent artfully alone or not alonep. 150
14 Years of Living Art and 21 Years of Living Artp. 153
7 Years of Living Art: An experience based on the seven energy centers in the bodyp. 155
7 Years of Living Art: Preliminary notesp. 156
Linda Montanop. 161
The Art/Life Institute presents Another 7 Years of Living Artp. 166
Why 14 Years of Living Art year-end reports are not in this book: An open letterp. 169
14 Years of Living Art chartp. 172
Transitionsp. 173
Tenurep. 175
Dad Artp. 197
Deathp. 220
How-To Manualp. 253
Statement: MFA Chicken Showp. 255
What is performance?p. 256
Performance statementp. 257
Why computation is like meditationp. 258
Recipe for seeing life without guiltp. 259
No more fear of the Catholic Churchp. 260
Performance and hazingp. 261
Teaching performancep. 263
Teaching performance in the 1960s and 1970sp. 269
Sister Rosita's summer saint campp. 271
You know you're a performance artist ifp. 273
A sample Art/Life counseling phone sessionp. 275
(Self-)Interview: Teaching performance artp. 279
A Letter from Lindap. 285
A goodbye letter from Lindap. 287
Interviewers' biographiesp. 291
Notesp. 293
Select bibliographyp. 297
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780415339421
ISBN-10: 0415339421
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 303
Published: 26th January 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.1  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1