Letters from Linda M. Montano

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Routledge, Oct 12, 2012 - Art - 320 pages
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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the last thirty years, collecting together stories, fairytales, letters, interviews, manifestos and other previously unpublished writings.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.

COVER PHOTO COURTESY OF GISELA GAMPER.

 

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Contents

an email exchange between
3
A chakra fairy tale
17
love time Hilary Robinson
31
The year of the rope Alex and Allyson Grey
39
slept with Linda Montano Paul Couillard
48
Burger King and the avantgarde Jenni Sorkin
64
Why artists now want
73
Erotica
81
Little Linda LL becomes Performance ArtistChicken Linda
105
The reason I decided to become
111
N My astral history
117
An experience based on the seven
155
Tenure
175
Dad Art
197
Death
220
HowTo Manual
253

Enculturationbrain
87
Teresa of Avila a story
94

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About the author (2012)

Linda M. Montano is a performance artist and the founder of The Art/Life Institute in Kingston, New York. She has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Woman's Building in Los Angeles, San Francisco State University, Ohio State University the Chicago Art Institute, the University of California at Los Angeles, Temple University, and the University of Texas.

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