"Off the Page" graphic presented by The Kitchen. Courtesy of Montez Press Radio.

The Kitchen x Montez Press Radio

Off the Page

On View: April 19-September 23, 2023

Broadcast Live on radio.montezpress.com


Various Dates

Off the Page

A series of collectively executed interviews broadcast on Montez Press Radio and co-presented with The Kitchen that invites guests to engage experimental legacies and histories of 'avant-garde' production, work, labor, thought and collaboration across decades within and beyond The Kitchen’s community.

Conducted by Alex Waterman, Archivist, The Kitchen, Stacy Skolnik and Thomas Laprade of Montez Press Radio and select members of The Kitchen’s Curatorial team, the series proposes an act of translation beyond the “archival” document to engage in dialogues with artists, audiences, and researchers who have produced and supported experimental work. These conversations expand and care for the life of primary source(s), keeping them active and vital actors in the continuum shared between The Kitchen’s ongoing productions and its archive.

This radio series is organized as part of The Kitchen x Montez Press Radio's 12-month Residency.


The Kitchen’s archivist, Alex Waterman and Richard Lowenberg in conversation to discuss Lowenberg’s work in the context of Bio-Art, Ecology, Second Order Cybernetics, and the inaugural years of The Kitchen. Richard worked with Steina and Woody Vasulka and presented his work in some of the first Kitchen programs at the Mercer Arts Center.

Richard Lowenberg and Alex Waterman, “Info/Eco: The Nature of Information" Date: Live on April 18, 2023, 7 pm from 46 Canal St.

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary screening event at Roulette, a two-part conversation with the cast & production team for Robert Ashley's television opera, Perfect Lives, commissioned by The Kitchen in 1979 and completed in 1983. Hosted by Alex Waterman, Archivist, The Kitchen and director of Vidas Perfectas (2014):

John Sanborn, Dean Winkler, Carlota Schoolman, Mary Griffin, Mimi Johnson, Kay Patterson, Paul ShorrPerfect Lives: 40th Anniversary” Date: Live on June 8, 2023, 1 pm from 46 Canal St.

Peter Gordon, Mimi Johnson, Carlota Schoolman, David van TieghemPerfect Lives: 40th Anniversary” Date: Live on June 9, 2023, 11 am from 46 Canal St.

Future segment updates forthcoming.


The Kitchen’s programming is supported by grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., Arison Art Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Ford Foundation, Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Inc., The Willem de Kooning Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Marta Heflin Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Open Society Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Simons Foundation, and Teiger Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Season programming is made possible in part with support from The Kitchen’s Board of Directors and The Kitchen Leadership Fund. Learn more about the [Leadership Fund](https://thekitchen.org/leadership-fund/).