BURIED BY BROCOLLI.
Curated by Jill McDermid
Linda Montano´s ART / LIFE INSTITUTE, Kingston NY, USA. March 2016.
Buried By Broccoli was part of a series of performances that I developed mainly in NYC and NY upstate reutilizing waste and particularly food waste in perfect edible conditions that I had found in the streets of NYC.
For a while garbage in Brooklyn was my ART supply….
I always felt a need to find ways for people to realize how much waste exists around us, how many resources we don't see which are actually just out there....
For this performance I happen to found 4 dumpsters full of broccoli, I was able to collect just enough quantity of them that would fit inside the car trunk, then I took them to the Art Life Institute in Kingston NY where I performed this piece which mainly involved the interaction of the audience by asking them to burry me under the pile of broccoli in which I remained under for 15 minutes and experienced how all the broccoli then became like one single organism, I experienced the feeling how my breathing would make all of the pile expand or retract.