Linda M. Montano: 14 Years of Living Art
Directed by Jennifer Fisher
Video catalogue documenting Montano's Montreal
Art-Life performance and her performance pedagogy
Linda M. Montano: 14 Years of Living Art is a video catalog of the artist's exhibition, performance and workshop in Montreal, 2003. Produced in the context of a retrospective exhibition at the Liane and Danny Taran Gallery, the video presents a close view of Montano's signature art/life counseling performance, interviews with participants and views of the artworks in situ. It also documents Montano's performance pedagogy during her all-night sleepover workshop which was collaboratively hosted by La Centrale and Rad'a.
The events in Montreal stem from Montano's durational performance, 14 Years of Living Art. Each year from 1984 until 1998 the artist aligned her actions and affective states with the colors and qualities of a specific chakra. The video gives and intimate view of the artist's insights and concerns resulting from her sustained exploration of the yogic chakra system.
For more information on the artist, see Jennifer Fisher, "The Chakra Cycles of Linda M. Montanto," in Technologies of Intuition, Jennifer Fisher, editor, YYZ Books and Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, 2006, pp. 157-180.