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Montez Press Radio

31 May 2020
31 May 2020, 3:00pm to 7:00pm
In collaboration with MOSTYN, Montez Press Radio launches a series of interviews, conversations, readings and sound by artists, writers, publishers, musicians and activists. In light of the current challenges faced across the globe and within the art sector,  this series seeks to forge a sense of continued dialogue and community.
The broadcasts will be aired on the last Sunday of each month from May to August (31 May, 28 June, 26 July, 30 August) between 3-7pm BST 
Schedule: Sunday 31 May 2020
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Please note times shown on Montez Press Radio website are EST (Eastern Standard Time)
3.00pm: Juliette Desorgues, Christiane Blattmann, and A.M. Bang: What is MPR x MOSTYN?

A.M.Bang and Christiane Blattmann will be in conversation with Juliette Desorgues, Curator of Visual Arts at MOSTYN, about the collaboration between Montez Press Radio and the Welsh contemporary art gallery. How to form a sense of dialogue and solidarity at this time? How can local communities communicate with the global? What does community mean in a time of crisis? What role can radio can play in this current context?
4.00pm: Caribic Care (Caribic Residency): GP

Drum meditation on fascia, trauma, chronic pain, stuff with no name, the infinite complexity of the body, pain as an emotion, bio-psycho-social treatment, self-empowerment, biology of belief, caring for oneself, relating to each other in non-neoliberal ways. 

Caribic Care is a healthcare method created by artists, not doctors. We focus on how the artist’s work translates into a space of healing and care, exploring the potential of art as a service. 
5.00pm: Attilia Fattori Franchini and Olivia Erlanger: Bloody Marys

Using the making of a Bloody Mary as a starting point to look at the concept of liquid time during the lockdown, its association to the American society and Americana at large, Attilia Fattori Franchini discusses with Olivia Erlanger about her work and practice, the current moment, future mobility, eco-futurism, conviviality and how cultural producers can initiate forms of resistance.
Olivia Erlanger (b. 1990, New York) is an artist and writer living and working in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Soft Opening, London (forthcoming 2020); Bel Ami, Los Angeles (2020); Ida, Mother Culture, Los Angeles (2018). Olivia Erlanger and Luis Ortega Govela cowrote Garage (MIT Press, 2018), a secret history of the attached garage as a space of creativity.
Attilia Fattori Franchini is an independent curator and writer based in London and Vienna. She is the curator of BMW Open Work by Frieze; Curva Blu, a residency project in Favignana, Sicily; and the Emergent section of MiArt Milan.
6.00pm: Athena Papadoplolous: Reciting

Athena Papadopoulos, currently showing at MOSTYN, recites excerpts from three of her books interspersed with newly appropriated heartbreak songs that act as breaks/punctuation breaking apart her three texts, 'A Tittle-Tattle-Tell-a-Tale Heart' (2018), 'The Apple Nun' (2019) and finally 'Cain and Abel Can't and Able' (2020). 
Athena Papadopoulos was born in 1988 in Toronto, Canada. She lives and works in Hull, United Kingdom. Working across sculpture, painting, text and sound, her practice defies traditional representations of the body, creating excessive, decaying and abject hybrid forms hovering between the worlds of the imagined and the real.
6.40pm: Endangered Languages Project featuring Anna Belew: Voices of Resilience: Fighting for the World's Endangered Languages
There are over 7,000 languages spoken on Earth today, but almost half of them are in danger of falling silent soon. Just like biodiversity and cultural diversity, linguistic diversity is facing an unprecedented crisis - but there's hope and resistance growing all over the globe.
Join Anna Belew of the Endangered Languages Project for a series exploring the world's endangered languages, the ways they give voice to the human mind and spirit, what they mean to their speakers, and case studies of how Indigenous and minoritized communities are fighting back against the forces trying to silence them.
Dr. Anna Belew is a linguist who works with language endangerment and revitalization around the world. She's the Outreach Coordinator for the Endangered Languages Project (ELP), a collaborative effort between Indigenous organizations, linguists, and the public to help ensure the world's endangered languages have a voice. ELP provides resources, information, community, and training in language documentation and revitalization to speakers of endangered languages, as well as free, accurate data about global language endangerment. Join their work at
Montez Press is an artist-run publisher and radio station operating between London, Hamburg, New York and Brussels. Envisaged as the third iteration of the spirit of Lola Montez (Lola, Maria, Mario), Montez Press was formed in 2012 and has since worked to publish texts writing against current critical modalities and theoretical dogmas which inform the workings of the contemporary knowledge economy.
Part of MOSTYN's EDGE digital programme, supported by Arts Council of Wales