Six Pillars Broadcast – Quicksand
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Quicksand

QUICKSAND, 2017. 21 minutes. Made by Nikolaj Larsen in collaboration with Duncan Pickstock and Mikkel H. Eriksen. Quicksand is set in the near future. A fragmented story from the point of view of Jason, a man fighting for his life in the Mediterranean Sea. The work amplifies tendencies within present-day EU. The manufacturing industry is … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Michel Banabila
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Michel Banabila

Wednesday March 22nd 2017 Michel Banabila – commissioned work. Sound artist and composer Michel Banabila offers a mix of his own and other works especially for Six Pillars. Featuring Michel Banabila: keys, electronics, samples & mix. With contributions by Salar Asid: violin & kabak kemane (kamancheh). Oene van Geel: violins. Anas Maghrebi: lead vocal. Hannibal … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – The Box in the Majlis
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Six Pillars Broadcast – The Box in the Majlis

‘The Box in the Majilis’ Episode 2 of the monthly series When The Far Becomes Near: The programme takes the form of an imaginary audio tour for the blind and partially sighted, guiding museum visitors around a room in the exhibition, ‘The Box in the Majilis’. The exhibition contains objects that illustrate the changing role … Continue reading

We, the People – Trump’s Immigration Ban
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We, the People – Trump’s Immigration Ban

A guest episode from Kerning Cultures this week, examines Trump’s immigration ban from a a very human perspective. Since Trump announced his ban, thousands were affected. Most were prohibited from boarding planes from foreign destinations because airlines pay a fine of USD 3,000 per each passenger they permit aboard, if improperly brought to USA. Hundreds … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast- “The past as propaganda: Mongol ‘World History’”.
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Six Pillars Broadcast- “The past as propaganda: Mongol ‘World History’”.

Wednesday Jan 18th 9pm, repeats Friday 20th January 3.30-4pm The first of a 2 part series from the British Academy “The past as propaganda: The Mongol ‘World History’. Professor Robert Hillenbrand FBA FRSE, discusses the fragmentary copy of Rashid al-Din’s World History held in the University of Edinburgh’s Library. An extreme rarity, huge in size, … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – “The Devolution of Arab Men from Humans to Fodder”
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Six Pillars Broadcast – “The Devolution of Arab Men from Humans to Fodder”

 “The Clash of Digitalizations: “The Devolution of Arab Men from Humans to Digital Fodder” A pithy talk by Saud Al-Zaid, a scholar of radical Islamic thought, at the 33th Chaos Communication Congress [33c3] in Hamburg. Al-Zaid, who holds degrees in Economics, Comparative Literature, Arab Studies, the Anthropology & Sociology of Religion, and Islamic Studies, was … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Zoroastrians Iran to India
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Zoroastrians Iran to India

“Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions. It was founded by the Prophet Zoroaster in ancient Iran approximately 3500 years ago.” (BBC) This week a guest slot from Polite Conversations a serial podcast presented and produced by Eiynah Mohammed Smith in Canada. Mohammed Smith speaks here to a former priest of the Zoroastrian … Continue reading