Linda Montano Videoworks: Volume 1

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Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations

Tags: Aging, Body, Death and Dying, Performance, Religion/Spirituality, Ritual, VDB Interviews

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Linda Montano Videoworks: Volume 1

VDB is proud to present Linda Montano Videoworks: Volume 1. Originally trained as a sculptor, Linda Montano began using video in the 1970s. She is a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art and her work has been critical in the development of video by, for, and about women. Attempting to obliterate the distinction between art and life, Montano's artwork is starkly autobiographical and often concerned with personal and spiritual discipline.

(Image Credit: Gisela Gamper)

Linda Mary Montano is a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art and her work since the mid 1960s has been critical in the development of video by, for, and about women. - See more at: http://www.lindamontano.com/#sthash.ZvMXt2NE.dpuf
Linda Mary Montano is a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art and her work since the mid 1960s has been critical in the development of video by, for, and about women. - See more at: http://www.lindamontano.com/#sthash.ZvMXt2NE.dpuf
Linda Mary Montano is a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art and her work since the mid 1960s has been critical in the development of video by, for, and about women. - See more at: http://www.lindamontano.com/#sthash.ZvMXt2NE.dpuf
Linda Mary Montano is a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art and her work since the mid 1960s has been critical in the development of video by, for, and about women. - See more at: http://www.lindamontano.com/#sthash.ZvMXt2NE.dpuf
Linda Mary Montano is a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art and her work since the mid 1960s has been critical in the development of video by, for, and about women. - See more at: http://www.lindamontano.com/#sthash.ZvMXt2NE.dpuf
Linda Mary Montano is a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art and her work since the mid 1960s has been critical in the development of video by, for, and about women. - See more at: http://www.lindamontano.com/#sthash.ZvMXt2NE.dpuf
Linda Mary Montano is a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art and her work since the mid 1960s has been critical in the development of video by, for, and about women. - See more at: http://www.lindamontano.com/#sthash.ZvMXt2NE.dpuf

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Mitchell's Death
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Using performance as a means of personal transformation and catharsis, Mitchell’s Death mourns the death of Montano’s ex-husband. Every detail of her story, from the telephone call announcing the tragedy, to visiting the body, is chanted by Montano...

 

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, performance, religion/spirituality, ritual, video history

On Death and Dying
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Three nuns in dark sunglasses sit at a table playing cards while a nurse is inteviewed about "what death looks like” on the soundtrack. As the nurse speaks, in medical detail, of death as a natural process, the nuns sit with party hats on their...

 

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, performance, religion/spirituality

1998 | 27:04
Benares
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"In 1997 I went to Benares, India to study the Hindu practice of burning the bodies of their dead on the Ganges ghats. My purpose was: 1. To become more at ease with death, a hidden western phenomenon; 2. To de-fuse fear around seeing death; 3. To...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: aging, death and dying, expedition/travel, religion/spirituality

Living Art Dying Art
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In the late 1990’s I presented a slide lecture on how my art references impermanence and dying. In 2014, video artist and editor Tobe Carey scanned the slides from the lecture and we collaged together the spoken narrative, images both of my own work...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: aging, death and dying, performance

My Mother, Artist and Teacher
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My mother's life and death were both extraordinarily epic. A painter who art therapized herself out of depression. Her resiliency could have rewarded her with a Badge of Courage; alchemizing trauma into art, activism and humor. Modeling these gifts...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: aging, death and dying, family, performance

I'm Dying
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I once read a story about the Tibetan Buddhist Master, Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche in a book by death-teacher, Steven Levine. Trungpa went into his son's room and said to him, "I'm dying." And then he said to his son, "You are dying too." This story...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: aging, death and dying, performance

Linda M Montano 2016: An Interview
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Linda Montano is interviewed by Janet Dees, Curator at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University. Since the 1960s, Linda Montano has aimed to blur the distinction between art and life with her performance and video work. Delving deep...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, interview, performance, religion/spirituality, vdb interviews