M. Montano 7 YEARS OF LIVING ART + ANOTHER 7 YEARS OF LIVING ART
= 14 YEARS OF LIVING ART
This Robert J. Shiffler Archive Project, commissioned by the Robert
J. Shiffler Foundation, documents Linda M. Montano's life/art performance
7 YEARS OF LIVING ART + ANOTHER 7 YEARS OF LIVING ART = 14 YEARS
OF LIVING ART. The project includes illustrated narratives by the
artist as well as, photographic and multimedia documentation about
the performance. In addition, there is a self-conducted on-line
"Virtual Art/Life Residency" with the artist.
Linda M. Montano, a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance
art, has been actively exploring her art/life since the mid 1960s.
Her work investigates the relationship between art and life through
intricate life altering ceremonies, some of which last for seven
or more years. She is interested in the way artistic ritual, often
staged as individual interactions or collaborative workshops, can
be used to alter and enhance a person's life and to create the opportunity
for focus on spiritual energy states, silence and the cessation
of art/life boundaries.
The Robert J. Shiffler Foundation