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
2004 (22:00)

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.

Distributed by Vtape (Toronto), Groupe Intervention Video (GIV) (Montreal), and Video Data Bank (Chicago)

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.