This Week’s Six Pillars – Listening to ‘West Asia’
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Listening to ‘West Asia’

Sounds from Iran and the wider Gulf: when Iran seems increasingly cut off, and with attitudes to music in general in the Middle East making a career in experimental music even harder than usual, what digital messages are being sent by budding audio producers to the web for us to hear? Building on an article … Continue reading

Six Pillars Radio Show – London Design Biennial 2018
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Six Pillars Radio Show – London Design Biennial 2018

To launch a new season of Six Pillars we mark the current London Design Biennial running until 23rd September at Somerset House, with 40 countries, cities and territories exhibiting under the theme Emotional States. Dance, hashtags, sound art, new technology and desert sand are among the mediums used to explore emotion in the usually more … Continue reading

Shadow Play on ‘The Book of Kings’ Tours to China, NYC and Paris.
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Shadow Play on ‘The Book of Kings’ Tours to China, NYC and Paris.

After touring China for a month, where the rich heritage of theatre will resonate with this ancient Persian tale and its unique delivery, Feathers of Fire is now coming soon to the New York  KAYE PLAYHOUSE, NYC, SEPTEMBER 7TH & 8TH. With graphics and design by Hamid Rahmanian, the play also features an original score … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Choreophobia
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Choreophobia

This week: British Iranian artist Lilian Nejatpour discusses her piece, Choreophobia. Nejatpour’s practice questions technological invasiveness and sentimentality. Choreophobia examines the intervening occurrence of colonialism and Western thought on Middle Eastern dance, with its interference on the censoring and transformation of gender and sensuality in male bodies. Choreophobia is at Chisenhale Studios in August as … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Spier Arts Trust, South Africa
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Spier Arts Trust, South Africa

This week an early foreshadowing of the 1:54 Africa Art Fair which takes place during Frieze week across Somerset House. South African artists Asanda Kupa and Diana Hyslop visit the studio with Tammy Jobe of the Spier Arts Trust who sponsor a booth at the fair. The works are on show at the Notting Hill branch of the … Continue reading