Linda Mary Montano: Laughing, Crying, Living Art
1977-2019, Linda Mary Montano, USA, ca. 90 min.
- Thu, Feb 27th 6:00pm
Linda Mary Montano is renowned for videos and endurance-based performances that dissolve the boundaries between art and life. In works like Art/Life One Year Performance 1983–1984, a collaboration with Tehching Hsieh, she spent a year bound to the artist by an eight-foot rope; in 14 Years of Living Art (1984–98), she wore monochromatic clothing, devoted herself to meditative practice, and provided monthly “Art/Life Counseling” at the New Museum in New York (1984–91). Her transformative videos draw upon her biography, from the murder of her ex-husband in the powerfully cathartic MITCHELL’S DEATH (1977) to the humor of the everyday. For this special evening, Montano performatively discusses her body of work, presents a selection of videos, and guides the audience through an interactive healing modality that alternates between laughing and crying, embodying the fundamentally empathic nature of her practice. Presented in partnership with SAIC’s Video Data Bank. Digital video and live performance. (Amy Beste)
Linda Mary Montano is scheduled to appear for an introduction and post-screening conversation.