This Week’s Six Pillars – Music from Palestine
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Music from Palestine

Incensed by the provocation of the USA to move it’s Israeli embassy to the disputed area of Jerusalem, the orchestrated, cold blooded killings of civilians marking the 70th anniversary of their exodus (nakba) from their homeland, and motivated by the music project stemming from Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel on the ugly side of the West … Continue reading

Apply: Postdoc in Palestinian Literature — ArabLit
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Apply: Postdoc in Palestinian Literature — ArabLit

Apply: Postdoc in Palestinian Literature “June 18 is the last day to apply for a postdoc position in Palestinian Literature, based at the Freie Universität Berlin’s Institut für Arabistik: The two-year postdoc research position is to work with “PalREAD Country of Words: Reading and Reception of Palestinian Literature from 1948 to the Present,” to be lead by … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Salome MC Guest Mix
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Salome MC Guest Mix

Wed 6th June “FOUNTAIN” Mix By Salome MC Beginning with the audio from a video installation made by Iranian musician Salome MC back in 2013, the mix reflects the influence of her time in Japan. Playlist: Metamorphosis by Salome MC UMegination by Yoshimi and Yuka Peeling Off the Layers by Wildbirds and Peacedrums The Highest … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Photo London II
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Six Pillars Broadcast – 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

Remembering A Self Taught Afghani Photographer – Shah Marai
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Remembering A Self Taught Afghani Photographer – Shah Marai

Agence France-Presse’s chief photographer Shah Marai, aged 41, was murdered in a  suicide attack, orchestrated by the radical Islamist group the Taliban. this week in Kabul. Marai was one of nine journalists and 25 people, killed in dual bomb blasts in the capital of Afghanistan, his home country. “This year’s bloody Taliban spring offensive is … Continue reading