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
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 Iranian artists, had just 4.5 days to prepare. Here Niloufar also discusses the week of workshops that follow the performance, including a field recording workshop with world-renowned field-recordist Chris Watson.
Performers were Niloufar Em, Heckmat(t), Nasim Khorassani, Sepehr Haghighi, Nemo Ghasemi, Howie Lee, Yiorgis Sakellariou, Maria Popadomanolaki, Irina Zakharova, Artur Vidal, Angela Yeowell and Veryan Weston.
For more information go to www.sixpillars.org/IranUK
Fari Bradley discusses shamanism, ‘beast visions’, social change and social cleansing with prolific artist Marcus Coates. Coates consulted with locals and developers alike to devise a shamanic intervention into the regeneration of Elephant & Castle and its Heygate Estate.
Coates’ interactions with the amazing array of characters around the Elephant and Castle culminated in a vision-ritual performance with 16 piece disco-Prog group Chrome Hoof at the iconic Coronet theatre.
The subsequent documentary film Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle was screened in an empty shopping unit in the centre, long-since marked for demolition along with the estates and areas around them. “I asked them how would you represent this place in terms of an animal? […] The council were amazing actually, the way they co-operated with the process […] You don’t actually see this in the film, but afterwards I asked them to envisage in a very personal way what their personal vision was, ’cause you have corporate vision and these scripted visions but I wanted them to invest in their own personal vision of what the Elephant could be. ” said Coates “.”
Artist Terry Smith who since 1978, has produced major projects for the Tate Modern, the British Museum and galleries the world over, particularly in South America. Known for his signature sculptures cut directly into the plaster of walls, mainly of derelict buildings – some with no public access – Smith is constantly experimenting with medium and has used film, audio and varied materials for his work.
Winner of the Paul Hamlyn Award, Smith with his communist upbringing is at times renegade about his work. His wide choice of mediums have in common the resonances of the London streets he grew up in, his love of music, spontaneity and the challenges that come with constant questioning and experimentation. At Frieze this year Adam Curtis implored the artists of today to shock him with kindness, empathy and such-like qualities. Perhaps he is one of those who still haven’t heard of Smith, the artist’s artist.
Recorded and produced by Fari Bradley.
Lying to meet You
Monday 21 June 2010 11pm
Monday 28 June 2010 11pm
Resonance fm 104.4fm + on-line
Lying to meet You is a location-based al fresco horizontal chat show. Held in locations such as Stone Henge, a boat and a bath. tobywoby introduces a world of wonderful souls / freaks whilst lying down.
For this Summer Solstice Special show, we find Little Eris – a beautiful post-punk cosmic soul, horizontal in the grass by the ancient stones of Stone Henge.
Let us enter the world of Little Eris….
Forever in my art Productions
Released by: Forever in my art
Release/catalogue number: 1
Release date: Jun 21, 2010
'Lying to meet you' Show 1 featuring Little Eris Summer Solstice 2010 Resonance fm Download