This Week’s Six Pillars – Poetry in Motion
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion at the Barbican celebrates the millennia-long traditions of Iranian poetry and art by linking them with Iran’s Contemporary Iranian Cinema today. Festival programmer Elhum Shakerifar visits the studio to discuss the commissions of original poetry (from poets Amy Key, Martha Sprackland and Will Harris) and responses by fine artists to some of … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Human Rights Watch Film Festival
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Human Rights Watch Film Festival

This week on Six Pillars Algerian-American director Assia Bendaoui visits the studio to discuss her screening as part of London’s HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL (HRWFF). Journalist / filmmaker Assia¬†Boundaoui is US-based and of Algerian-American background. She joins us to discuss her directorial debut on government surveillance, “The Feeling of Being Watched” which is screened … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: London Contemporary Music Festival
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Six Pillars Broadcast: London Contemporary Music Festival

This week, Igor Toronyi-Lalic, Artistic Director of the London Contemporary Music Festival joins us to discuss LCMF, “an exploration into how to programme a music festival” as much as a celebration of choice international contemporary music and it’s history. We sample discuss the programming of BME performers and composers over the years and sample a … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Choreophobia
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Choreophobia

This week: British Iranian artist Lilian Nejatpour discusses her piece, Choreophobia. Nejatpour’s practice questions technological invasiveness and sentimentality. Choreophobia examines the intervening occurrence of colonialism and Western thought on Middle Eastern dance, with its interference on the censoring and transformation of gender and sensuality in male bodies. Choreophobia is at Chisenhale Studios in August as … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Ayatollah Khomaniac
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Ayatollah Khomaniac

Actor-Puppeteer Peyvand Sadeghian is a Persian-Chinese-Brit with a background in boundary-pushing theatre. Soon, at the Soho Theatre, for the ‘Cabaret & Drag Lab on 21st July, experience Sadeghian’s world of drag, cabaret, and a Persian Punch & Judy to explore what her life might have been like as a citizen of Iran. Sadeghian is listed … Continue reading

Six Pillars’ Broadcast – Helene Kazan, ‘Points of Contact’, Lebanon
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Six Pillars’ Broadcast – Helene Kazan, ‘Points of Contact’, Lebanon

An interview with Helene Kazan, artist, curator and PhD candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University, London Kazan discusses her recently curation of the exhibition and public program Points of Contact, in Lebanon, multi-media responses and investigations into the evolving architecture of the lived/ built environment of Lebanon, at Goethe-Institut, Lebanon. Points … Continue reading