Six Pillars Podcast – Don’t Throw Your Love to Babylon
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Six Pillars Podcast – Don’t Throw Your Love to Babylon

This week we’ve tickets to give away to “From Babylon to London” at Jackson’s Lane Theatre, Feb 16th 2014, plus we earmark several ResonanceFM fundraisers events going on around Valentine’s day, a chance for you to ‘show your love’. This show includes our monthly guest slot from ‘I Ran Into Iran‘ USA, who continue their … Continue reading

‘Curiouser & Curiouser’ Marvellous Miniatures
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‘Curiouser & Curiouser’ Marvellous Miniatures

Until March 13th Halona Hilbertz, Colleen Quigley & Jakob Roepke are on show at the XVA Gallery and ‘Art Hotel’ in Dubai for ‘Curiouser & Curiouser’ an exhibition that combines pictures and sculptures from three artists whose work is reminiscent of Victorian travel curios, surrealism and orientalist fantasy. “Encaustic (hot wax used by Quigley as … Continue reading

Film Screening, London “Barg Rizan – Falling Leaves”
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Film Screening, London “Barg Rizan – Falling Leaves”

London Film School host a free screening of Falling Leaves (2013, 85mins), a feature film starring Masoud Rayegan written and directed by Ali Jaberansari an MA graduate of the school, for whom this is his debut film. Produced by Jaberansari’s own company Here & There Productions,  the film was shot in Iran with post-production in … Continue reading

Hollywood’s Reign of Terror
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Hollywood’s Reign of Terror

Priceless the joke that tells the truth. American-Iranian actress creatively rails against Hollywood’s racism in her quirky, innovative short film below, Brain of Terror. Kathreen Khavari is an actress fed up with what she continually experiences as Hollywood’s intense manifestation of USA’s wider racism. Thus she created this six minute short about a woman dreams … Continue reading

New Podcast – Mariam the Believer
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New Podcast – Mariam the Believer

An interview with the haunting, unusual singer songwriter Mariam Wallentin about her recent solo album release Blood Donation and forthcoming tours as a solo singer songwriter Mariam the Believer. Plus we hear from her about previous work as one half of the captivating duo Wildbirds and Peacedrums in which she performs with her partner/husband-to-be Andreas … Continue reading

Currently Listening To…. Telepoetic – Ensehab تيليبويتيك – إنسحاب
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Currently Listening To…. Telepoetic – Ensehab تيليبويتيك – إنسحاب

We’re loving this video of Telepoetic performing live at the OUFUQY festival in Alexandria, Egypt (by Mamoon Azmy). OUFUQY is organised by violinist Ayman Asfour for Gudran Association for Arts and Development, and happens across nine venues. Asfour supports the independent music scene in Egypt also with El-Mashtal (The Greenhouse) which nurtures underground bands in El-Cabina’s … Continue reading

Alphabet Acrobats
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Alphabet Acrobats

به افتخار روز جهانی گرافیک —————————————— “What’d it be like if the characters of the Persian script replaced the characters that perform in a circus?” We’ll tell you what it would be like, it would be like Charlie Chaplin’s own moustache had run off to start a career of his own, and he’d love that! … Continue reading

Japanese ‘Shelf Pod House’ Inspired by Islamic Design
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Japanese ‘Shelf Pod House’ Inspired by Islamic Design

The highly innovative pre-fab “Shelf-pod” house in Japan, is built by architect Kazuya Morita and takes from Turkish style, traditional Japanese storehouse Dozou and possibly Tetris. This one-off, private house has been designed around an extensive collection of books on the subject of Islamic history which the owners intend to house. The 557-square-foot home in … Continue reading

UNPAINTED – Art in the “Post Digital Age”
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UNPAINTED – Art in the “Post Digital Age”

Big data, cloud, network neutrality, Facebook and Twitter: who would have expected that these technologies would once have such a large impact on our society? Artworks made by using new technologies are no longer only on the margins. Today, artists are constantly creating new worlds of experience and increasingly take positions that reflect the digital age. Artists … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Show – #IranUKSonics Artist Niloufar Em
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This Week’s Six Pillars Show – #IranUKSonics Artist Niloufar Em

This week we focus on the sound arts residency we are running at London College of Communication, we have field recordist Niloufar Em in the studio to discuss working with Keith Rowe, collaborating with MA Sound Arts and Design students and towards a performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall and her first visit to the UK. … Continue reading