Archive for the 'Six Pillars to Persia' Category

Six Pillars to Persia: Don’t Throw Your Love to Babylon

This week we’ve tickets to give away to From Babylon to London at Jackson’s Lane Theatre, Feb 16th 2014, plus we earmark several ResonanceFM fundraisers events going on around Valentine’s day. This show includes our monthly guest slot from I Ran Into Iran USA. Artists Katayoun Vaziri and Brian Zegeer conduct the second part of […]

Six Pillars to Persia – Mariam the Believer

Six Pillars – #IranUKSonics Residency Preview: Niloufar Em

Visiting field recordist form Iran, Niloufar Em discusses Six Pillars’ current residency project at London College of Communication, and the group performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre on Friday 13th December, 6pm. Tutored by seminal guitar manipulator Keith Rowe, the group, consisting of six LCC Sound Art and Design graduates and the five visiting […]

Six Pillars – On Farideh Lashai, An Interview with the Artist’s Daughter

In tribute to Farideh Lashai (1944-2013), we podcast this phone interview with her daughter during an installation at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde in Dubai. Here Maneli describes the intricate videos and the ethos and methods behind her mother’s animations. Until she passed away, Lashai had been creating works for over 40 years transitioning between […]

Six Pillars- Audio Postcards from Iran

This Six Pillars radio programme is co-produced with musician Moslem Rasouli. We hear mainly from Iranians voicing their thoughts, not restricted to any topic, as audio postcards to the UK collated by Rasouli. We also hear Moslem’s own music (image left), as well as Six Pillars previous guest Hassan K’s latest track and an exploratory saxophone […]

Six Pillars to Persia – New Directions

How has the advent of the digital age affected the artistic processes of both production and distribution? On how many levels does the advent of ‘the black mirror’ (aka the screen) and the age of information affect us all? Discussion panel with sound artist/broadcaster Fari Bradley, artist/writer Sophia Al Maria and Stephen Beddoe University of […]

Six Pillars to Persia – Ayman Yossri Daydban

What’s the art scene like in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? Artist and poet Daydban, is of Palestinian descent living in Jeddah. In this interview he tells us via translator (Adnan Manjal of Athr Gallery, representing Daydban at Art Dubai where the interview was recorded) about his work and life in the region and recites a poem […]

Six Pillars to Persia – Alinah Azadeh’s The Shape of Things

Uk-based Iranian artist Alinah Azadeh discusses her massive installation ‘The Gifts’ at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, 2010 and how the process of binding in the work helped her when after losing her mother to the Asian Tsunami of 2004. This is our second interview with Azadeh who was commissioned to fill the Royal […]

Six Pillars to Persia – Artist Koushna Navabi

Artist Koushna Navabi speaks at the opening of her solo show for Xerxes art gallery, London. Mediums and materials used ranged from cloth, to embroidery to paint to even a glove and topics range from Iranian past leaders to the chemical components of oil. Recorded March 09 with Fari Bradley for Six Pillars to Persia, […]

Six Pillars to Persia Xtra – Palestinian Art “Resilience and Light”

Canterbury’s University of Kent hosts a group show of both Palestinian renowned and younger artists “RESILIENCE OF LIGHT”. Featured are Leila Shawa, Abraaj Prize winner Taysir Batniji and our guest here contributing artist Hani Zurob. Along with Zurob co-curator Aser El Saqqa of Arts Canteen joins us in the studio to explain the show and […]