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Free Lab Radio Podcast- Petro-Subjectivity + Bolivia

Petro-Subjectivity and Institutional Laws for Mother Earth in Bolivia at the 2 Degrees Festival, hosted by Arts Admin. This Free Lab Radio podcast features (in this order):

– Activist and environmentalist Brett Bloom on deep listening and Petro-Subjectivity,

– The 2 Degrees team on the Hackathon with The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination and this year’s festival in general at Toynbee Hall.

– The Ambassador of Bolivia in UK, Roberto Calzadilla speaking on his country’s constitutional rights of Mother Earth

We also ask Brett what music he is listening to that might be the playlist for the 2 Degrees movement: The Swans and Bad Brains.

The 2 Degrees Festival ran 1-7 June, 2015 at Toynbee Studios, London. “ART. CLIMATE. ACTION.” Listen on air if you are one of London’s 10 million inhabitants, otherwise use this handy app.

Free Lab Radio: Petro-Subjectivity + Laws for Mother Earth in Bolivia, 2 Degrees Festival/Arts Admin by Fari B on Mixcloud

Free Lab Radio – Mid Tempo

Free Lab Radio – Mid Tempo by Fari B

Versatile bass music for today.

Playlist (in this order):
Caravan (instrumental) by Flechette.
Dugong – My Heart is Broken
Shamanic Technology – Homeostasis
Zebbler Encanti Experience – Follow the Bubbles (SugarBeats Remix)
AMB – By Myself
Katana – Datsik (Stowey Remix) Sutured
Eden – XO
Michel Herrera – Silhouette
Space Jesus & Esseks – Dream Whirled (Zebbler Encanti Experience Remix)
Star Chiller – Equinox
Soysauce – Broken Record ft Joni Fatora (Louis The Child Remix)

Broadcasts on Resonance104.4FM 11-midnight on
Repeats Thursday 2am

Produced by Fari Bradley
ResonanceFM is UK’s art-music radio station.

Six Pillars – The Politics of Tunisian Theatre and Dance

The restored CinéVog building, in a quarter nicknamed 'Aston Villa'

The restored CinéVog, in a quarter nicknamed ‘Aston Villa’

At JAOU Tunis symposium on Visual Culture in an Age of Global Conflict, we spoke to Moncef Dhouib, Tunisian film director, actor & screenwriter. The symposium was at the Bardo Museum, Tunisia as it had been last year, despite attacks on tourists this March by militants.

Dhouib, a veteran actor, screenwriter, producer and puppeteer is a pioneer in the Tunisian performing arts. Dhouib describes his project CinéVog, a local theatre complex model for theatres which he wants to spread across the Maghreb to bring the performing arts back to the people.

Also young Tunisian dancer and choreographer Wael Maghni describes how he reconciled his dance practice with his belief in Islam and the current state of employment and opportunities for dancers and choreographers in Tunisia today. Maghni was on the symposium roundtable ‘Maghreb Condition Report I: The Choreographed Body in Tunisian Culture’. Interviews are in French.

Broadcasts: on 104.4FM in London Tues 21:30hrs, repeats Thurs 16:00hrs

Six Pillars Podcast: Film Director Moncef Dhouib + Dancer Wael Maghni at JAOU Tunis by 6pillars

Six Pillars – Antonia Carver, Art Dubai

Six Pillars at JAOU Tunis: Antonia Carver, Art Dubai + Rahilla Zafar, Arab Women Entrepreneurs

JAOU 2015 flier _webAt JAOU Tunis conference May 2015 artist Chris Weaver speaks with Antonia Carver, director of Art Dubai, after the panel ‘Future Imperfect: Art Institutions in the Middle East’, and Rahilla Zafar, author and business consultant about her book on Arab women entrepreneurs.

Antonia Carver has written extensively on Middle Eastern art and film, as a correspondent for The Art Newspaper and Screen ArtDubai International, among other publications, books and journals.

Rahilla Zafar writer, editor and business development consultant for Wondros, contributes to The Economist’s GE Look Ahead, an award-winning series on global innovation trends. Rahilla co-wrote ‘Arab Women Rising: 35 Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in the Arab World’ and is working on a book on women in Saudi Arabia.

After the Bardo Museum attacks on tourists in 2015, JAOU festival did not deter from holding its annual arts events again at the Tunis museum.

Six Pillars – Artist Hiwa K, Molten Arms in Kurdish-Iraq

A series from Jahiwa k the bellou Tunis, a symposium on Visual Culture in an Age of Global Conflict. JAOU is hosted yearly at the Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia by the Kamel Lazaar Foundation and this year went ahead despite a brutal shooting of 20 tourists by ISIS in the museum this March.

This week’s broadcast features artist Hiwa K, born in Kurdish Iraq, living in Berlin. Hiwa discusses his piece The Bell, (pictured) currently on show at the 56th Venice Biennale, in the main exhibition of Arsenale titled “All The World’s Futures”. Hiwa made a short presentation on The Bell at JAOU Tunis, a piece which took 8 years to complete and features melted down arms from all over the world, used in Iraq, and turned into a bell ornamented with the classical relief of a lion with a bearded, human head.

Info on Six Pillars and JAOU Tunis on

Six Pillars: JAOU Tunis with Artist Hiwa K by 6pillars

Free Lab Radio – Tipping into Summer

Free Lab Radio – Tipping Into Summer, Fari B by Fari B

To mark mid-Masummertunes_cassettey, Fari Bradley brings us a new releases – some on cassette – from Vinny Villbass (Norway), Bamboo (UK), Toy Light (Los Angeles), Kamasi Washington, Manican Party (New York) and more.

Free Lab Radio broadcasts 11pm-midnight Saturdays, repeating Thursdays 2am
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Six Pillars: Sultan Al Qassemi on the JAOU Conference, Tunis

Six Pillars JAOU Tunis with Sultan Al Qassemi and Chris Weaver by 6pillars

jaousquareAfter 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 Qassemi about his participation in JAOU Tunis, from Dubai where they are both currently living. “Personally I’m very much intrigued by post-revolution art and culture in Tunisia. Tunisia is constantly now ranked as the only free country in the Arab world, what does that mean for art, does that mean there is a higher ceiling? What about the taboo subjects that we face in the gulf and other parts of the Middle East and North Africa, can you broach them? Can you approach them? This is a unique opportunity to witness first hand in Tunisia.” Broadcasts Tuesday 21.30 GMT, repeats Thursday 16:00 GMT.

Six Pillars – Rose Issa, Michket Krifa at Falgoosh, Art Dubai 2014

Six Pillars – Rose Issa + Michket Krifa at Falgoosh, Art Dubai 2014 by 6pillars

indexCurators and authors Rose Issa (London) and Michket Krifa (Paris) discuss curating Middle Eastern and North African art in a European context, at a time when institutions, for the first time in France, but since some years already in the UK, are faced with cuts.

Rose Issa is director of Rose Issa Projects, a gallery spread across two spaces in the UK, and has been working Arab and Iranian art for over 20 years, while Michket Krifa was since 2009 the artistic director of the 8th and 9th Bamako Encounters, African Biennale of Photography. She has been involved in Iranian art since the first Iranian photography exhibition in Europe Regards Persans (Iran- Espace Electra 2001). Michket is also a nominator for the Prix Pictet.

Recorded in UAE at Art Dubai 2014.

Broadcasts Thursday 19:30 BST repeats Sunday 06.30 BST listen online on 104.4FM in London or online elsewhere, via this handy widget…

Six Pillars – Lina Lazaar, JAOU Tunis

Six Pillars – Lina Lazaar, JAOU Tunis by 6pillars

jaousquareAhead of a series of JAOU Tunis broadcasts from the arts symposium and conference in May, Fari Bradley & Chris Weaver interview Lina Lazaar, Associate Editor of Ibraaz and founder of JAOU.

Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver will be broadcasting from the 3rd annual JAOU Tunis festival: Maghreb and Middle East Condition Report 2015, Collaborative Geographies and Visual Culture in an Age of Global Conflict.

As sound artists we are interested in how the medium of broadcast enables the transactions of an open conversation. Through the act of exchange, important catalysts are formed for future ideas and philosophies.

Previous broadcasts by Bradley-Weaver: Frieze Art Fair 2004-9, Serpentine Gallery 2005-06, Tate Modern 2007, MIMA 2008, BC Columbia 2009, Raven Row Gallery 2011, Art Dubai, UAE 2013-14.

The Kamel Lazaar Foundation hosts it’s 3rd festival of Maghreb arts & culture, JAOU Tunis, May 28-31 around a 2-day public symposium at the National Museum of Bardo in Tunis. After museum visitors were killed by gunmen, the Kamel Lazaar Foundation wrote an open letter stating that JAOU would go ahead despite the brutalities.

Free Lab Radio – East Asia, Go!

Free Lab Radio – East Asia, Go! by Fari B

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”

This Saturday night we sampled electronica tracks from and evoking East Asia.

With Free Lab Radio host Fari B.

Going out 11-midnight GMT on 104.4FM if you are one of London’s 7 million Londoners, or online elsewhere, use this handy Radioplayer.

Repeats Thursday 2am. and