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

New Six Pillars Podcast – The Iron Speaks
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New Six Pillars Podcast – The Iron Speaks

A new four-part, monthly series The Far Becomes Near archives the history of radio broadcasting in the United Arab Emirates, as radiophonic experiments punctuated by oral histories from local historians, academics, cultural commentators and the federation’s earliest broadcasters. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, the archive describes a Gulf at the turn of the 20th Century … 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