AQNB’s latest Montez Press Radio shows cover Polish Catholic guilt, as well as the lot of the ghost writer in film & erotic fiction

8 August 2018

In the second week of Montez Press’ summer residency at New York’s Mathew Gallery, AQNB’s two contributing radio shows covered sexual politics and queer shame. They’re happening at midday Eastern Daylight Time (5pm in the UK) on Tuesday and Thursday throughout the program running to August 19. The second of both four episode series’ streamed last week and have been uploaded to the AQNB Soundcloud, embedded below, while the Content Prole: A journey into the depths of the online gig economy live panel is on at Matthew Gallery this Saturday, August 11, with another one for Somewhere I’ve Never Been to follow.

Białystok, Poland. Courtesy Steph Kretowicz.

You can go the website or listen live below:

In the meantime, Tuesday’s Content Prole radio collaboration with writer-producer Matthew O’Shannessy featured an ex-librarian and ex-actor who went freelance in their respective fields of writing. One produces traditional and erotic romance novels by fake authors for Amazon e-books. The other re-writes and ghost writes Hollywood screenplays for a living, outside of developing her own scripts. Both navigate the tricky territory of dealing with condescending industries that follow reductive gender tropes and conventions.

Thursday’s Somewhere I’ve Never Been audio book collaboration between author (and AQNB editor) Steph Kretowicz and artist Kimmo Modig, presented the writer’s private experiences of her ancestral home in Poland. This segment featured music and field recordings supporting the insights and experiences of a peripatetic and inter-cultural individual contending with ideas of identity formation while growing up queer and a cultural outsider. ‘Episode Five: Poland’ explores the multi-dimensional nature of national pride and prejudice through the sounds of soft power expansion in the wake of historical oppression.

Many thanks to Ben Babbitt for additional help with recording for both episodes and you can stream previous episodes of Somewhere I’ve Never Been, aired on NTS Radio, Berlin Community Radio and New New World Radio at and listen in for more episodes this week.**

Montez Press’ third summer residency is on at New York’s Mathew Gallery, running July 19 to August 19, 2018.

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A look into contemporary motherhood with the little baby show at 315 Gallery

10 July 2018

The the little baby show group exhibition at New York’s 315 Gallery ran June 1 to July 1.

Brian Kokoska, ‘Tea Party (Make A Deathwish)’ (2018) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + 315 Gallery, New York.

Curated by Cecilia Salama, the show featured work by Jillian MayerRachel RossinFlannery Silva, Cristine Brache, Loney Abrams + Johnny Stanish, Brian Kokoska, Heather Leigh McPherson, Marlene Frontera, Aria McManus + Raine Trainor.

The show explores “contemporary motherhood in regards to possession, religion, domination and cuteness,” with a portion of sales going towards the Wichita’s Trust Women Foundation.


The the little baby show group exhibition at New York’s 315 Gallery ran June 1 to July 1, 2018.

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