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The Kitchen x Montez Press Radio

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Currently Showing

Free

September 2022–September 2023
Various sites
Tickets sliding scale $5-15 (tickets to be released)

Program details forthcoming


At a disjunctive moment in history, Montez Press Radio turns to the comforts of storytelling—a form that idealistically offers absolute truths and the promise of direction, mitigating the unreliability of our ideas about the past and incongruous projections of the future. Montez Press Radio will think beyond not only the walls of The Kitchen, but the walls of Montez Press Radio’s home base of 46 Canal Street, to explore the disparate relationship between the face-to-face nature of live performance and the diffuse nature of online distribution. Does broadcasting as a medium for recorded and live audio projects have the ability to convey the here and now beyond the here and now? Throughout its year-long residency and in partnership with commissioned artists, Montez Press Radio will consider the importance of the geographical, architectural, and social settings of narrative storytelling and ask how locale can be integrated into the recording and dissemination of a sonic event. During the residency, MPR will also engage directly The Kitchen Archive as a site of inspiration and source material.


The Kitchen x Montez Press Radio is organized by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator, with Angelique Rosales Salgado, Curatorial Assistant.


BIO

Montez Press Radio is an experimental broadcasting and performance platform. Founded in 2018 with the goal of fostering greater experimentation and conversation between artists, writers, and thinkers through the medium of radio. This platform invites different corners of the art world to interact with each other in person and on air—a place where media finally meets flesh. Montez Press Radio is drawn to art that exists in the unexpected, the authenticity of sharing without a script, the sounds of ideas in the making, conversation that forgets there’s an audience. All of its in-studio broadcasts are free and open to the public.

Montez Press Radio’s archive is an ongoing auditory document of Montez Press Radio’s existence. It is not designed to reflect the ingenuity of post-production, but rather serves as a catalog of rough cuts which contain all the small glitches, false starts, and awkward silences that are intrinsic to our process of live recording and running an event space. Montez Press Radio is as much a radio broadcast as it is a reflection of particular moments in time.


Image: Montez Press Radio logo. Courtesy of Montez Press Radio.

Image description: Light yellow background featuring an imprint of distorted “M” letters with stamps that read “radio.montezpress.com” in blue at several angles.

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