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)
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
Curators 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
Ahead 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.
Featured are the Stromae, Beastie Boys, Persian (from Essex), La Chiva Gantiva, DJ Schmolli, Mr Oizo, Noir Désir, Wildbirds and Peacedrums, Alek AK (Iran) and more.
“Ou es ton papa?” – “Where’s your papa?” Stromae sings, is what people always asked him at school. It’s a diligent match to the other track it’s mixed with, which is about doing a thing intensely, to a more than harmful degree, according to the band, who are The Prodigy.
This show’s all about the sleeve notes, in the age of the mp3 that comes
without a real gift that can be touched and physically enjoyed, we play
tracks from CDs and delve into the sleeves. Featured are Jerome Bourdellon, album Trajet Solo, track: Papaoel. Sudori -the album by Pino Minafra, track Trib-Bal. Plus author /musician Kirk Lake, the album The Black Lights, two
tracks Clarke Vs Tyson and “Finish your drink so I can get your glass
to the wall there’s something more interesting happening next door.”
Plus ‘Kymatik’ with their album Dars Al Sulh, Dentists for Mice. Boogie Balagan, with Mojo Lady 75 and Dalida Blooz (the Baboosh Remix). The CD by Flame Proof Moth (previously The Boycott CocaCola Experience) Album: Women Should be in Charge; Retail Opera and Gas. Kate Bush with Ariel from the double album, called Ariel. Secret Archives of the Vatican, with the track Isa Al Hamid. Lastly Salif Keita, with his track Nou Pas Bouger, meaning Don’t move us.
Free Lab Radio profiles Static Gallery’s curatorial stint at Bill Drummond’s Curfew Tower, Country Antrim, Northern Ireland. The gallery locked all existing artwork on walls at the Tower down in the dungeon, and instead put artists-in-residence in rooms alone with a Tascam 4 track recorder.
The result was a limited edition vinyl, and a night of live performance from the likes of punk-poet Jinx Lennon and CLINIC and a radio broadcast within a two mile radius of the famous tower. Interviews feature artist Tracy Moberly and Static curator Paul Sullivan. Live music by CLINIC, Ex-Easter Island Head, Jinx Lennon and the intro film track as recorded on the Tascam, by Paul Sullivan. Here Paul discusses the politics of the work, and how he involved the community of Cushendal in this unique residency project.
deepwhitesound an online label of free, experimental music from all over the world, whose aim is to create challenging, experimental work and make it available via digital download for free. These tracks were sent in by founder DB Amorin to give us an overview of the different works and disciplines being submitted to DWS, and we begin with the most abstract one!
Deep white sound “supports and foster a community for artists working at the fringes of art, technology and society, that expand the possibilities of how sound-based art is experienced, distributed and discussed”.
While female, queer and ethnic minority artists comprise a woefully under-represented and under-supported demographic in the arts, they are of particular interest to DWS who champion the margins. However DWS state clearly that they “seek out and support work from all people, everywhere, who wish to broaden the scope of what is possible”.