Fine artist Samira Hodaie at her first solo show in Dubai, speaks to us about her methods, themes and experience. Cube Arts Gallery, DIFC teamed up with AB GALLERY in Switzerland to bring Hodaie over from Iran to show a series of works on canvas, wood panel plus a wall sculpture. Over three floors we peruse the show and look at her version of pointilism, which plays on post-modern themes of pixellation, fracture and contemporary politics – all expressed within a language derived from Persian classicism.
Recorded October 2014 in the UAE.
Find out more about Six Pillars to Persia on www.sixpillars.org
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 broadcasting 11-midnight, Saturday nights on Resonance104.4FM. Fari Bradley’s guest is London-based Paul Noble, an active DJ, radio producer, music consultant and producer.
He’s worked on Monocle 24, The White Cube, The Observer, The Green Man Festival and dance floors around the world. His directive tonight is to dig into the depths of his music collection for the truly bizarre.
After having seen him play live at The Egg, building the set sound by sound in Ableton and carrying his own mixer with him, we asked Iranian house tech producer and DJ Bitmarx to make us an hour of electronic dance while he was back in Iran. He used his contacts and experience as a DJ to pull in the best tracks by both obscure and very well known producers, most of whom like himself, are also DJs. The mix features production and remixes by Iranian artists – some of them based solely in Iran while others travel globally.
Very laid back tonight, we sample new releases, new bands (new to us) anything from contemporary classical to Gaza rap. Abjure, Trushkadelic, Dai Dream, Crash Ensemble, Nullsleep, Kratos Himself… Fains. Tracklist above. It’s very hot. We’re travelling up and down the country. We’re taking a break in August do to some live producing and record an album. Follow the show on Facebook for more regular newshttps://www.facebook.com/FreeLabRadio
New releases including E.M.M.A, The Cutler, Shugmonkey, Mind Enterprises, tracks from France, Serbia, Hackney, tracks for summer by the man we’re calling a “solarr-vocalist”, and a shout out to Republika Festival, from which we play the track by X-Coast. And somewhere in the middle the Alva T Stanford Middle School Chorus kids sing ‘Chinatown’ with a suitably plinky-plonky piano. Free Lab Radio broadcasts Saturday 11-midnight, repeats Wed 2.30am.