Six Pillars Broadcast: Artist Soheila Sokhanvari
Art / arts / Fine art and design / iran / middle east / women

Six Pillars Broadcast: Artist Soheila Sokhanvari

Once a practising scientist, Iranian artist Soheila Sokhanvari discusses her multi-media painting and sculptural work at Wysing Arts Centre, inspired by vintage family photographs in crude oil, gold and egg tempera. Soheila Sokhanvari’s work draws on personal histories, expressed in photographs and expired passports, exploring identity and trauma, often with the backdrop of past political … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Music by Asnam L. Masrah, Palestine
arts / Contemporary Music / middle east / Music / palestine / resonance104.4fm / resonancefm / women

Six Pillars Broadcast – Music by Asnam L. Masrah, Palestine

July 12th – the sweetest vocals from Ramallah by singer /songwriter Asnam L. Masrah, أصنام المسرح, with her series of solo home-made recordings and electronica collaborations with Muqata’a (Boycott). Interview below.  In Arabic her lyrics: Complex questions and cloudy mysteries emptiness judging consequences errors Should I write about our present society? or should I go … Continue reading

New Podcast – Turkey at Venice Biennial
architecture / Art / arts / Fine art and design / middle east / resonance104.4fm

New Podcast – Turkey at Venice Biennial

Cevdet Erek – ÇIN – Pavilion of Turkey at the Venice Biennale. An interview with the artist representing Turkey at the National Pavilion Venice Biennial until November 26, 2017. Cevdet Erek is a musician with an architectural background, who for some years has been working with space, architecture and music as a practicing artist. For … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Not Just My Hijab
fashion / middle east / Sexual Politics / women

Six Pillars Broadcast – Not Just My Hijab

Wed 28th June  – Not Just My Hijab Four very different women recount their complex relationships with their own hijabs, not the static, monolithic contentious ‘thing’ it is usually perceived as, but rather something intensely personal. Guest produced by Kerning Cultures,, edited from the original for ResonanceFM by Fari Bradley. Broadcast Times Six Pillars broadcasts … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: Contemporary Dance, Tunis
Art / dance / Dance / maghreb / middle east / north africa / resonance104.4fm / tunisia

Six Pillars Broadcast: Contemporary Dance, Tunis

  This week: Oumaïma Manaï, a young choreographer from Tunisia, discusses her role at the Tunisian Pavilion at Venice Biennale, and the role of hip hop in offering Tunisian youth an alternative language by which to express themselves. The pavilion holds no artworks but employs dance as a means of animating the debate on migration, … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: Turkey at the 57th Venice Biennial
architecture / Art / arts / Fine art and design / middle east / resonance104.4fm

Six Pillars Broadcast: Turkey at the 57th Venice Biennial

  Cevdet Erek – ÇIN – Pavilion of Turkey at the Venice Biennale. An interview with the artist representing Turkey at the National Pavilion Venice Biennial until November 26, 2017. Cevdet Erek is a musician with an architectural background, who for some years has been working with space, architecture and music as a practicing artist. … Continue reading