Interjection Calendar
The Interjection Calendar is an online project, devised and hosted by Montez Press. Each month an artist or writer is commissioned to produce a new piece of work for release on our website. The PDF can be downloaded for free and there are 12 releases per year, in line with the calendar theme. At the end of the year the collection is published, demonstrating a diverse range of collaborations and experimental works. The calendar reflects the current importance of online content media, pushing image/text relationships in this domain through contemporary art writing.

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2022/09 Olivia Douglass – New Light

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Olivia Douglass is a British-Nigerian writer and poet. They are the author of Slow Tongue, a verse/lyric-essay hybrid that responds to the work of M. NourbeSe Philip. Their writing appears in publications including Bath Magg, Nothing Personal, and Prototype 2. A Barbican Young Poets Alumna, Olivia has been commissioned by the National Poetry Library (London) and Galleria Duarte Sequeira (Portugal), alongside curating reading rooms for Passa Porta Festival (Brussels) and reading at NoguerasBlanchard Gallery (Madrid) They have held residencies with Talawa Theatre Company and Theatre Peckham, been shortlisted for the Rebecca Swift Foundation’s Women Poet Prize 2020, and in 2021 was longlisted for a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship. Olivia was the curator of Strange Echoes, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in 2022, a six-day Black experimental poetry convening. Their writing is concerned with articulating alternative visions of liberated Black queer experiences, away from colonial frameworks.

2022/08 Alice Theobald – IL Y AURA (THERE WILL BE); THE LINES

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Alice Theobald was born in Leicester, UK in 1985. She lives and works in Birmingham, UK. Theobald works across a wide range of media including live performance, video, installation, sound, text and sculpture and composes music and soundtracks for her works. Her work fluctuates between script and improvisation and highlights the unstable relationship between art, communication and representation. She is also co-founder of the music/artist-collective Ravioli Me Away with Sian Dorrer and Rosie Ridgway. In 2019 they created the alt-opera "The View from Behind the Futuristic Rose Trellis" which toured the UK to Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; The Box Plymouth and Block Universe at The Albany, Deptford. Recent solo exhibitions include: IL Y AURA (There will be), South London Gallery, London UK, 2022 and Gaudel de Stampa, Paris FR, 2022; We May Believe Or We May Never Know, The White House, CREATE, Dagenham UK, 2018; Weddings And Babies, Pilar Corrias, London UK, 2017; The Next Step, Two Queens, Leicester UK, 2016; It’s Not Who You Are, it’s How You Are with Atomik Architecture, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead UK, 2015. Selected performances include: Ballad of Simple Women, Abu Dhabi Art Fair AE, 2020; What Not To Wear Our My Soul, Art Night, Walthamstow UK, 2019; You’ve got my back and I’m on your side, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims FR, 2017 and Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on Sea UK, 2016; I’ve said yes now that’s it, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK, 2014.

2022/07 Ingrid Banerjee Marvin – Private Investigator

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Ingrid Banerjee Marvin is a Producer, Writer and Researcher from Stoke-on-Trent. Her first novel 'House of Olympus' was shortlisted for the Avon x Mushens Entertainment Prize. As a producer, she has worked in venues including the Bush Theatre, National Theatre, Tamasha Theatre and East Street Arts. She co-created 'Dismantle this Room' an interactive theatre performance exploring privilege in the theatre industry (Royal Court, 2018). She is currently part of Babeworld, an organisation that aims to create a more representative art world through creating art, fundraising/creating grants, and facilitation of events - for those marginalised in the arts. She publishes her writing monthly via the Babeworld Patreon.

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