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
Six Pillars JAOU Tunis with Sultan Al Qassemi and Chris Weaver by 6pillars
After 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. http://www.sixpillars.org
A playlist from auction lot e.1. Basile Merrero of Alchemy at Zahar supplied us with the tunes with which to sample some of the talents turning up to this desert setting to create one-off unique performances never to be forgotten. Station manager Chris Weaver joins Fari Bradley to discuss this and lot e.15 The Electric Elephant Festival in Croatia 2013, a five day event set in its own bay and amphitheatre surrounded by fig and almond trees, and complete with its own after party boat the Argonaughty which sets sail each night away from the historic town of Tisno where the festival is set. Electric Elephant features music magician and (fittingly) tea producer Mr Scruff, and DJ giant Andrew Weatherall. Follow Free Lab Radio’s blog or more regular posts on Facebook
Fusion in a Sand Dune – Alchemy at Zahar Playlist by Fari
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.
Originally broadcast on Resonance 104.4fm on Jan 29 2011 this is the first half of the Saturday evening show Free Lab Radio, one hour of dance and audio intrigue with host Fari B
November saw the launch of the London’s first Iranian Film Festival: UKIFF.
In late October we met with one of the volunteers, Costas Sarkas, at one of UKIFF’s networking events, to find out what it was all about.