This Week’s Six Pillars – Photo London II
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Photo London II

Accounts from Moroccan artist CAROLLE BÉNITAH (*1965, Morocco), showing with Bildhalle Gallery, Zurich and Iranian artist AZADEH AKHLAGHI, (*1978 Iran), showing with Mohsen Gallery, Iran. Both artists use photography and we caught up with them while they were on display at Photo London 2018, Somerset House. Describing their process, motivation and subject matter we cover … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Artist Manal Aldowayan
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Artist Manal Aldowayan

As a female artist from Saudi Arabia, Manal AlDowayan’s has a particular resonance; themes of active forgetting, archives, and collective memory, with a large focus on the state of Saudi women and their representation. From photography to film to sculpture Aldowayan is always exploring new forms and has shown a significant body of work internationally, … Continue reading

Six Pillars – Guest Soundscape: DSM, Tehran
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Six Pillars – Guest Soundscape: DSM, Tehran

23rs years young producer and DJ from Tehran, Iran DSM is Sasan Aminiashfar. In the past we’ve played his electronica mixes and home-produced tracks on the show, yet this time this most inquisitive impresario has produced a bespoke 29 minute soundscape of field recording and musical interludes for Six Pillars. “I think art is just … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – MENASA Folk, Electronica, Classical
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Six Pillars Broadcast – MENASA Folk, Electronica, Classical

Select folk, electronica and classical music from North Africa, South Asia and Middle East. Featuring Kurdish-Iranian kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor, Egyptian DJ Ghazi (featuring vocals by Abdullah El Miniawy), Pirayeh Pourafar, Sevdaliza, Dagadana and North Lab and two tracks from a new release by Jordanian band Albaitil Ashwai. (Image: Ebay Listings selling Afghan Clothing Items) Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – A Mix from the “Global South”
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This Week’s Six Pillars – A Mix from the “Global South”

This week from the globe over we sample tracks identified as being from or inspired by cultures of the “Global South”, a much disputed concept of otherness and “third world” status that intersects with geo-politics, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class and religion. Leigh Anne Duck, who reflects on the term Global South as co-editor of the … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Palmyra, A “Violent Clowning”
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Palmyra, A “Violent Clowning”

Bertrand Lesca joins us in the studio to discuss his and Nasi Voutsas’ Palmyra, in which they both star at the Battersea Arts Centre this month. The duo who created the comic theatre piece Eurohouse, shift to “violent clowning” ﱣin a highly acclaimed piece that reflects on Syria through a metaphor of abuse and the … Continue reading