Living Art/Dying Art

Linda Mary Montano

2014 | 00:42:44 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Aging, Death and Dying, Performance

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 and also of death rituals from many different cultures, creating an Endgame-like collage. There are images from my study in Benares at the Burning Ghats, images from my film Mitchell’s Death, and descriptions of ways that my work and death seem to be close cousins. In this multi-faceted video: I feel, I mourn, I heal, I say goodbye, I teach, as I prepare for my final retirement, death.

— Linda Montano

(Image Credit: Gisela Gamper)

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