Linda Mary Montano is a seminal figure in feminist performance art, and her work since the mid-1960s has been critical in the development of performance and video by, for, and about women. Dissolving the boundaries between art and life, Montano continues to actively explore her art/life through shared experience, role adoption, and intricate life-altering ceremonies, some of which last for seven or more years. Montano has been featured at The New Museum in New York, MOCA in San Francisco, and the ICA in London. She participated in Taiwanese performance artist Tehching Hsieh’s remarkable year-long work (1983-84), Art/Life: One Year Performance.
Montano’s video work, Mitchell’s Death, will be screened as part of Landmarks Video in January 2015. As Video Data Bank describes, in Mitchell’s Death Montano “mourns the death of [her] ex-husband. Every detail of her story, from the telephone call announcing the tragedy, to visiting the body, is chanted by Montano as her face, pierced by acupuncture needles, slowly comes into focus then goes out again.”
Join Landmarks and the Department of Art and Art History Tuesday, 7 October 2014 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA) Room 2.204 for a lecture by Linda Montano. Her lecture is presented in conjunction with her performance at The VORTEX, Linda Mary Montano is Mother Teresa, October 8-10.
The Doty Fine Arts Building is located on The University of Texas at Austin campus near the corner of 23rd Street and Trinity Street. Landmarks Video screens a new video each month on a media station in the ART building located on the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard.
Learn more about Linda Mary Montano and her volume of work.