Broadcast April 26th 2013, an interview with play-write Jonas Hassen Khemiri and actors Davood Tafvizian who plays the lead character Amour, Pablo Leiva Wenger who plays his best friend Shavi, and Angelica Radvoldt who plays Amour’s friend and love interest. We discuss cultural tension in Sweden, the content and creation of the play. Middle Eastern [...]
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You may have seen Saad Qureshi on British television challenging Tracy Emin over her opinions about art. Here Qureshi discusses the complexities and processes of his work at the Eavesdropper radio booth at Art Dubai 2013. Eavesdropper/ Falgoosh Radio was created by sound artists Chris Weaver and Fari Bradley for Art Dubai Projects, sponsored by [...]
Tehran-based Soleimnapour’s latest production White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is an experiment with roots in improv theatre; a new actor each night, reads the script who delivers the piece cold, in front of a live audience and renders each delivery in itself, unique. Running in the LIFT 2012 festival, at Notting Hill’s Gate Theatre, the play [...]
Mahmood Enayat from Small Media speaks to Six Pillars to Persia about the new Small Media report “Satellite Jamming in Iran – A War Over Airwaves.” After presenting the report to parliament, Small Media are pushing for new regulations, where none currently exist, on global satellite jamming. Here Mr. Enayat explains how figures clearly show [...]
March 2012 Six Pillars organised an event at the National Portrait Gallery London. Audio here from the discussion on the origins of Persian New Year, which always falls at the Spring Equinox by Dr. Khodadad Rezakani, recorded at the NPG, plus an intro from rappers Reveal and Hitchkas at the Norooz No War event.
The Cultural Advisor to the Mayor explains her reasons for travelling out to the Middle East and promoting a London festival. This interview was recorded at the March Meeting, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
In this Six Pillars show we tap into the fine array of people at Share Conference, Belgrade for a short journey of discovery. We discuss Iran’s move towards a closed, national intranet which they can then fully censor, with a leader in the global free-internet culture movement: Elizabeth Stark. Elizabeth presented a talk at Share [...]
John Cage called her ‘that beautiful Persian girl‘, Jackson Pollock, though unfriendly, openly declared an admiration for her art. Born 1924 in Iran, Monir Farmanfarmaian later brought a flavour of Iran to New York’s avant garde, amongst whom she was circulating. It was often reported that one of her pieces had its place on [...]
Six Pillars podcast of the interview broadcast August 20th, with BFI-once-NFT head of programming Sheila Whittaker. In her role she visited in Iran yearly for 25 years. Now in protest over the treatment of film maker Jafar Panahi, Whittaker will no longer visit. She explains the season and why and how it was programmed.
Shirazeh Houshiary first showed at The Lisson Gallery in 1984. On the eve of a new and monumental Lisson show Houshiari discusses her technique and thinking with Six Pillars. Her works draw on the presence of the ineffable presences that stand between life and death, earth and space, time and the nanosecond. “I set out [...]