Alfredo Cramerotti

Writer, curator, publisher and contemporary artist.

Office address: MOSTYN Wales, 12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno LL30 1AB, UK - CuratorWork is an artsphere website

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2020 05 _ MOYSTN_0

MOSTYN | Montez Press Radio x MOSTYN [institutional leadership]

31 May 2020 - 30 Aug 2020
MOSTYN | Wales UK announces a digital programme for Summer 2020 in collaboration with Montez Press Radio. Sunday 31 May, 28 June, 26 July, 30 August 2020, 3pm - 7pm BST 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

Details of Exhibition

Participants include, amongst others: A.M.Bang, Christiane Blattmann, Jacqueline de Jong, Jack Burton, Caribic Residency, Juliette Desorgues, Olivia Erlanger, Endangered Languages Project, Attilia Fattori Franchini, Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, Cinzia Mutigli, New Latin Wave, Athena Papadopoulos, Hannah Regel, Erica Scourti, Zoë Skoulding, Joe Walsh, Yellow Black Books (Becca Thomas, Freya Dooley, Clare Charles and George Manson). 
Sunday 31 May schedule more information:
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09:15 AM Montez Press Radio: Montez Press Radio x MOSTYN In-Studio
10:00 AM Juliette Desorgues, Christiane Blattmann, and A.M. Bang: What is MPR x MOSTYN? In-Studio.  A.M.Bang and Christiane Blattmann will be in conversation with Juliette Desorgues, Curator of Visual Arts at MOSTYN, about the collaboration between MPR 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? Juliette Desorgues is a curator and writer based in Llandudno, Wales and London. She is currently Curator of Visual Arts at MOSTYN, Wales. She previously worked as Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and has held curatorial positions at the Barbican Art Gallery, London and Generali Foundation, Vienna. Recent projects include, amongst others, the exhibitions ‘This future is unthinkable. Yet here we are, thinking it’, Damien & the Love Guru, Brussels, 2019; ‘Hypersea’, artmonte-carlo, Monaco, 2018, and the exhibition and publication ‘Helen Johnson: Warm Ties’, Artspace, Sydney and ICA, London, 2018. She studied Art History at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Vienna and University College London.
11:00 AM Caribic Care (Caribic Residency): GP Remote
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.
12:00 PM Attilia Fattori Franchini and Olivia Erlanger: Bloody Mary's Remote

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.

01:00 PM Athena Papadopolous: Reciting: Be He Apple Angel Boo Boo She Do! Remote.  Athena Papadopoulos 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. More info available at:
01:40 PM Endangered Languages Project featuring Anna Belew: Voices of Resilience: Fighting for the World's Endangered Languages Remote

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


Sunday 28 June schedule more information:
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4.00pm: New Latin Wave: Extrañamiento: Estrangement
5.00pm: Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė: YGRG169 reads Bloodchild by Octavia Butler
Young Girl Reading Group is a project by artist duo Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, which came into existence as an actual, weekly reading group in their Berlin flat in 2013. Since then, under this extended serial performative project, the artists have organized more than 160 reading groups and performances at a sustained pace and at a large variety of locations. Young Girl Reading Group started from a collective reading of texts which explore broadly the intersections between gender and technology. Recently, YGRG archive was launched at facilitated by ARIEL - Feminisms in the Aesthetics, Copenhagen as a fragmented but ever growing attempt at a community that will share texts engaged with feminisms and its weavings into the queer and minority positions, decolonialism and the more-than-human.
Dorota Gawęda (b. 1986, PL) and Eglė Kulbokaitė (b. 1987, LT) are an artist duo based in Basel (CH).
6.00pm: Endangered Languages Project
The world's 7,000+ languages are in crisis. Almost half of them are in danger of falling silent in the next couple of generations. In this installment of Voices of Resilience, we'll be talking about one way people resist language loss: language documentation, making records of languages to pass down to future generations.
We'll also discuss how descendants use records that were made centuries ago to reclaim their languages. Anna Belew of the Endangered Languages Project talks with Dr. Emmanuel Ngue Um, director of the Archive of Languages and Oral Resources of Africa, about his work to create and safeguard records of Africa's languages. We'll also talk with Daryn McKenny, manager of the Miromaa Aboriginal Language and Technology Centre in Newcastle, Australia, about Miromaa's work to help Aboriginal communities create their own records of their languages - and his work to revive the Awabakal language, which fell silent more than a century ago, but is awakening again today with the help of records from the 1800s. Plus: Black Lives Matter in Indigenous languages. Featuring interviews with Emmanuel Ngue Um and Daryn McKenny. Music by Jeffrey Shapiro; closing song: "Meditjin" by Baker Boy

7.00pm: Jack Burton: Songs from the Shanty Man
An hour of sea shanties! Looking into the history of the genre, and how these songs reflected the lives of the working men aboard ship. Comprised from small press records collected by Jack Burton and his father, and other well known songs, with conversations in between. The topics covered through the songs will range from longing to drinking, and look into the roles of people aboard ship, such as the Shanty Man, who would lead the call and response in many of the songs.
Jack Burton grew up in Barry, South Wales, and now lives in Brussels, Belgium. He is an artist working with painting and photography.
8.00pm: Ceyda Oskay with Plumen, Ibrahim Noori, Mohammed Khan, Abubakar Mohamed, Eyob, Ash, Andualem, Olufemi Daniel, Marcos and others: Sleepdust: Uber drivers singing lullabies (London, March 2019)
Recordings of different drivers singing Ceyda lullabies, as requested, when she broke her leg and had surgery, and relied on the Uber’s to go to/ from the MigrationMuseum in London. It’s a meditation on where the migration is, as the drivers are all originally from different locations around the world.
Ceyda Oskay is an artist and humanitarian worker. The drivers came from various backgrounds, professions, and education.



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3.00pm: Nikima Jagudajev and Jordan Balaber featuring June Jenkins, Martha Da'ro, and Sanne Dodie: You're Welcome

A mixtape.

Sanne Dodier (b. 1962) is an artist and the mother of Nikima and June. Martha Da'ro (b. 1995) is a genre bending singer-songwriter, based in Brussels. She first started as a member of the hip hop collective called Soul'Art, before starting her solo career in 2018. Her debut EP "Cheap wine & Paris" was released in March, 2020. June Jenkins (b.1994) is a Portland, OR based composer and pianist. Jordan Balaber (b. 1992, Washington DC) is a composer based in Queens, New York. His recorded work has premiered and received acclaim on Mary Anne Hobb's "Sunriser" music series, The Quietus, the Guardian, Dummy, Line of Best Fit and NTS Radio. He has collaborated with choreographer Nikima Jagudajev since 2016, designing immersive, interactive sonic environments for her performances using a blend of intimately sourced field recordings, looped fragments of popular music, and extended instrumentation. Nikima Jagudajev (b. 1990) is a choreographer based in New York and Brussels. Her work, expanding formal dance into the construction of open-ended socialities, has been presented in the context of Material Art Fair’s Immaterial (CDMX), Kurimanzutto gallery (CDMX), Centre d’Art Contemporain (Geneva), the Whitney Museum of American Art, Human Resources LA, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai), Villa Empain (Brussels), and as part of and 89+ at LUMA/Westbau (Zurich) and the Marrakech Biennale (Morocco).

4:00pm: Yellow Back Books: Shorts
Short soundworks, texts and conversations from artists in Cardiff who write and publish, hosted by Yellow Back Books.
Yellow Back Books is a project platforming artist books, expanded publishing and artists who write. A collaboration between Clare Charles, Freya Dooley, Louise Hobson, George Manson and Becca Thomas, the project comprises pop-up itinerant events alongside a bookshop and reading room based at ArcadeCampfa in Cardiff, Wales. 
5.00pm: Cinzia Mutigli: Finally got a balance, all the support of a modern society
The role of the capitalist socio-political environment and work culture in the causation of anxious states and mental health issues in the population. Cinzia's voice is meshed with thinking from Mark Fisher and Arlie Russell Hochchild alongside snippets of Marilyn Monroe's personal experience, a Wim Hof breathing exercise, advertisements and a mantra in Gillian Anderson's voice. A collaged audio publication winding through interconnected themes and motifs including addiction, anxiety, pattern, wallpaper, hair, performance, rehearsal, repetition, loops.
Born in Edinburgh, based in Cardiff, Mutigli uses text, performance, film and audio to make work that links her own story to wider cultural histories. She's interested in how domestic, social, political and popular cultural aspects of our environment interact to impact us. Her approach is rhythmic, she talks about patterns, habits, cycles. Time passes and loops back round again. Recurring themes and motifs include wallpaper, hair, rehearsals and putting on an act. She shares the limelight with popular cultural icons and sometimes we stand in for each other. Recent projects include Cheery Like Lorraine Kelly’s Cheery, text, ON CARE, Ma Bibliothèque, July 2020; My Boring Dreams featuring Kylie, Neneh, Whitney and the Gang, video, The Sunday Painter Gallery, London, 2019; and Diana Ross Shaped, Cubitt, London, 2018. A new film commissioned by Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, will be launched in August 2020.
6.00pm: Hannah Regel: Oliver Reed
Hannah Regel reads from her poetry collection.
Hannah Regel co-edited the feminist journal SALT from 2012-2019. Her writing has been published in Hotel, Queen Mob's Tea House, Eros Journal, The Scores and Tinted Window, amongst others. Her chapbook of poems, When I Was Alive (Montez Press) was published in 2017. Oliver Reed is her first full-length collection. She is currently working on a novel about misuse. Hannah lives in London.
7.00pm: Ashley Holmes: Time & Times Pt. II
'Time & Times' is a series of sound works made in 2020, broadcast across different radio and podcast platforms. Part II is a 60-minute broadcast that includes recently made and collected works in progress, music, cover versions, field recordings and poetry extracts. It continues recent work and research exploring the lineage and traditions of Black cultural production, sound and musical practices.
Ashley Holmes is an Artist, DJ and broadcaster from Luton and currently based in Sheffield, UK working across installation, sound, radio broadcasts and performance. His work and practice draws relationships between an interest in musical practices, cultural ecologies and the ways economic, legal and political systems have functioned to create conditions that assert ideas of identity, property and citizenship.
8.00pm: Jacqueline de Jong in conversation with Juliette Desorgues
Jacqueline de Jong and MOSTYN Curator, Juliette Desorgues, discuss de Jong's life, work and forthcoming exhibition at MOSTYN in 2021.
Born in the Netherlands in 1939, de Jong is a key figure of the European postwar avant-garde who is now looking back on a career spanning half a century. Her role in the Situationist International marked her early years in Paris in the 1960s, where she was actively involved in the student and art protests. In parallel to her work as an editor and designer - most notably for The Situationist Times, which she founded and published from 1962 until 1967 - de Jong has developed a unique painterly practice. In its spontaneity, de Jong's expressive, often grotesque and excessive style follows the anti-academic and non-conformist aesthetic of the avant-garde. The artist mixes exuberant collages of narrative, realistic fragments. Her tone can lean towards the absurd and enigmatic, but always with a desire for figuration and physical presence. Expressive yet realistic, her work exhibits uninhibited eroticism and sexual liberation.  
9.00pm: Goldsmiths Wildcats: In Conversation

At the end of May 2020, a group of casualised workers at Goldsmiths College in London announced they would be withdrawing their labour by taking part in a marking boycott, in response to a wave of redundancies, nonpayment for hours worked during lockdown and the management’s decision not to furlough staff. This conversation, recorded over Zoom, brings together five organisers of the wildcat strike to reflect on what made the action necessary, what its implications are for labour struggles in academia and beyond, and what its potential fallout - and future - will be. The fee for this event was donated to Sistah Space.
10.00pm: Endangered Languages Project: Voices of Resilience
11.00pm: Endangered Language Alliance with Natalie Galpern, Nicole Galpern, and Ross Perlin: Language at a Distance
At a time of distances, this segment explores how people have communicated when they’re not together. Forget Zoom or AIM, or even the telephone, the telegraph, and writing — there are older and more artful systems, still used in pockets around the world but unsung and increasingly endangered. Whistling languages have linked shepherds, hunters, and others in zones of dense vegetation on the Canary Islands, by the Black Sea, and elsewhere. Drum languages, especially common among speakers of West African tone languages, relay messages between villages through rhythm. Bells peal out times and festivals and news, forging communities among those in earshot. Yodeling still echoes in the Alps and beyond. Have a listen, if these sounds can reach you.
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
Sunday 30 August more information::
3.00pm: Zoë Skoulding with Alan Holmes: Footnotes to Water: Sounding Hidden Rivers
Zoë Skoulding's poetry collection Footnotes to Water, winner of the Wales Book of the Year Poetry Award 2020, imagines a river as a transverse section, cutting through urban and rural spaces, connecting places that are themselves in flux. It traces the mysterious path of the buried Afon Adda in Bangor, North Wales, entering conversations with the city and its past as well as with the sound of the river itself, half-heard under the metal plates of the observation chambers along its route. In an unlikely twinning of two very different cities, this journey leads to Paris and to the Bièvre, a lost Parisian stream that once ran through streets of tanneries and past the Gobelins tapestry factory, where the quality of a famous red dye was attributed to the river’s polluted water. This performance, in collaboration with sound artist Alan Holmes, combines poetry with field recordings, looped vocals and interview fragments, and includes a poem in Welsh from special guest Siân Melangell Dafydd.
4.00pm: Christelle Oyiri (aka CRYSTALLMESS): Fury in Tremolo
A collage of soundscapes and readings of « Afropessimist » texts from Fanta Sylla, Frank Wilderson III, Sadiya Hartman.
Christelle Oyiri is a Paris-based multidisciplinary artist, who goes by the moniker CRYSTALLMESS when she operates as a composer and DJ. In 2019, she released music on label PAN and country music and self-released her 2018 EP MERE NOISES. Her work highlights the intersection between forgotten mythologies, memory and alienation. Whether she explores black French erasure with her performance piece Collective Amnesia (2018), reflects on the idea of progress and therefore linear time with Necessary Evil (2019) or on her own family history and sonic hauntology with Kiss & Tell (2020), sound is always her place of choice for worldbuilding.
5.00pm: Endangered Languages Project - Voices of Resilience
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.
6.00pm: Studio Cybi (Rebecca Gould and Iwan Lewis): Twmpath
This segment by Studio Cybi, a curatorial platform based in North Wales led by artists Iwan Lewis and Rebecca Gould, features sounds from the rave era and audio taken directly from the landscape. The Welsh word ‘twmpath’, means a mound or village green, where traditionally musicians would entertain the community, bringing to mind the rave scene of the 90s that took place in the area. 'Twmpath' aims to rekindle the collective effervescence once experienced here, seeking to question the role of art and its structures in today’s context. 
7.00pm: Podge: Mix
A mix of remixes and originals from Podge with some of Podge's favourite tunes to go alongside.
Podge is an electronic artist from the UK who takes influence from a large variety of music, combined with a love for Japanese culture, to create an energetic melting pot of musical styles.
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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.
In collaboration with MOSTYN, Wales' foremost contemporary art gallery located in the seaside town of Llandudno.

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