First interview: JAOU founder Lina Lazaar on Six Pillars, Resonance104.4FM. On air: 28th April, 21:00hrs GMT, repeats: 30th April, 16:00hrs GMT
Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver’s invitation to participate in the third annual JAOU Tunis festival:
“As sound artists we are interested in how the medium of broadcast enables transactions of understanding in open conversations. Through the act fluid of exchange, important catalysts are formed for future ideas and philosophies.”
Bradley-Weaver’s previous arts broadcasting projects include: Frieze Art Fair 2004-9, Serpentine Gallery 2005-06, Profile Intermedia Germany 2006, Tate Modern UBS Weekend 2007, since 2006 continually twice weekly on Resonance104.4FM London, Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art 2008, Vasos Communicantes Columbia 2009, Raven Row Gallery 2011, Art Dubai, UAE 2013-14.
The Kamel Lazaar Foundation host it’s third annual festival of Maghreb arts and culture, JAOU Tunis, May 28-31 at locations throughout Tunis. JAOU centres around a 2-day public symposium at the National Museum of Bardo in Tunis, hosting local and international speakers, artists and performers.
This year a group of international Bardo Museum visitors were shot dead by lone gunmen claiming allegiance to terrorist groups. In response, the Kamel Lazaar Foundation wrote an open letter, stating that JAOU’ festival would go ahead despite the brutalities., calling on the international arts community to join them in defying the intent of these attacks, which intended “to undermine the nascent democratic model of Tunisia, the country’s economy, the voice of its people, and the vibrant culture of the region by targeting innocent people in a museum renowned for its outstanding mosaic collections and exceptional works of art.”