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

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

Broadcast Times – July 2016
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Broadcast Times – July 2016

In the 12+ years we’ve been making Six pillars we’ve hardly taken a break. This past 6 weeks have been a time of travel (Bahrain, Sharjah UAE and Beirut), amassing sounds and ideas, while our sister show Free Lab Radio has continued offering up leftfield dance music for the discerning listener on Resonance104.4FM and Resonance … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – UAE Arts
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Six Pillars Broadcast – UAE Arts

This week: the first of 4 guest-produced episodes from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. By Wael Hattar and Hind Mezaina. Episode 1: “Foundations/ Private Organisations Developing Local Artists“ Featuring guest Dr Ali MacGilp of the Maraya Arts Centre in Sharjah, UAE. Both Hind Mezaina and Wael Hattar art artists amongst other things. Mezaina is a blogger … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – JAOU Conference with Sultan Al Qassemi
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This Week’s Six Pillars – JAOU Conference with Sultan Al Qassemi

JAOU Tunis – Sultan Al Qassemi After the Bardo Museum attacks on tourists earlier this year, JAOU festival and symposium is more than ever set to hold its annual arts events at the Tunis museum in Tunisia. Sound artist Chris Weaver interviews founder of the Barjeel Foundation, UAE and renowned Arab affairs commentator Sultan Al … Continue reading