Auto Italia, London, Auto Italia, London, 15 December 2017, 19:00 — 21:00
Adam Gallagher, Penny Goring, Laura Morrison and Emily Pope

A night of audio installation, readings and performances from Penny Goring, Adam Gallagher, and Laura Morrison, all of whom have contributed to the Interjection Calendar, published by Montez Press. Injustice, the flatulence of global capitalism, personal apocalypse – love, despair, knowledge not wanting to be emotion and the presence of chickens are themes which are threaded through their writings.

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 the Montez Press 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, reflecting the current importance of online content media and pushing image/text relationships in this domain through contemporary art writing.

Penny Goring lives in London. She makes things.

Adam Gallagher is currently working on a pamphlet series entitled E.A.R.F. The series transposes original fictionalised biographies with appropriated text and images. Each pamphlet dramatizes an instant in which disparate subjectivities appear, relate, contradict, and attempt to coexist. Inconsistent realities from around the world are placed alongside one another to form a picture of the fallout, failures and flatulence of global capitalism. Adam lives in London and works in performance, writing and sculpture.

Laura Morrison has been pushing a text through different holes taking a scattered, diagrammatic approach to hosting narrative elements and the qualities of a situation in suspense. This ongoing work initiates oblique entry points to a short text about a character without a body. Morrison’s motivation comes from a desire to inspect and unpack minor episodes of emotion and sensation by over-attaching and turning them into spectacular, theatrical subjects for remembrance and scrutiny, a kind of grief. Her work attempts to create extra time for living with a fact or a feeling where moments can be the springboard for whole bodies of work. The text is perhaps untouched by attempts to access it, activating instead a network of disturbed life peripheral to its central content.

Emily Pope is an artist and writer based in London. Her practice explores the potential of socio-political monologues and how these function within contemporary performance. Recent shows include: Trace Programme, Nottingham; On Coping, a project with Auto Italia at the Royal Standard; and Prism2 at Toast Gallery Manchester. Emily was the Arts coordinator of the East London Fawcett team, who produced the London Art Audit research in 2012. She is currently on the Critical Writing in Art & Design MA programme at the Royal College of Art.