Broadcast Times – July 2016

Six Pillars

six-pillars-logo-smear.pngIn the 12+ years we’ve been making Six pillars we’ve hardly taken a break. This past 6 weeks have been a time of travel (Bahrain, Sharjah UAE and Beirut), amassing sounds and ideas, while our sister show Free Lab Radio has continued offering up leftfield dance music for the discerning listener on Resonance104.4FM and Resonance Extra.

Six Pillars returns July 13th at 6pm, and will thereafter broadcast at 9pm. July 13th we are at 6pm as Resonance104.4FM features a special broadcast from White City all night.

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Other podcasts are part of Falgoosh Radio 2013 and 2014 a pop up station inside the Middle East’s largest art fair, Art Dubai.

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Mind your money: money matters

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Heidi Hinder, artist and designer

Money. It doesn’t grow on trees and can’t buy you love or happiness, but apparently it makes the world go round. The subject of so many songs and clichés, money dominates and determines our life experience, even our identity.

Image 1_Mind your money Coin design by New Horizon Youth Centre workshop participant. (Photo: Jonathan Rowley)

This much is obvious to those who attend the New Horizon Youth Centre, a London-based charity that supports homeless and at risk young people, and aims to help them create a more positive future for themselves. Part of New Horizon’s Social Enterprise Project offers young people the chance to improve on essential life skills, such as communication and confidence, by providing workshops in partnership with organisations like the British Museum, and with artists like myself.

So this was how a group of bright young people from New Horizon and I came to be…

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This Week’s Six Pillars – Auction Special with Hassan K: Accidental Exile

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hassan k flyerhassan kPast guest and performer for our live events series in London, Hassan K has donated a delicious white vinyl of his latest release Hykayat: l’exil accidentel, signed in the inner sleeve, for the Resonance104.4fm auction which runs until 21st February.

To mark this we sample tracks from his new and prior hit albums. Be sure to bid on this signed edition and support UK’s art-music radio station. There is no other station like it and we like many Resonance104.4fm stalwarts have poured weeks of our time into this great initiative for over a decade; lauded by the broadsheets, awarded by the Sony’s, adored by the artists Resonance104.4Fm relies on its audience to let it know how much they appreciate its alternative programming and off the wall social commentary. Of the vinyl – only 200 copies shared by Hassan K’s label Darlingdada, Tandori Records and Etienne Disqs. Check…

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Virtual reality: how the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre created a virtual Bronze Age roundhouse

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Lizzie Edwards and Juno Rae co-manage the learning programme for the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre, British Museum

It’s the Monday after the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre’s (SDDC) virtual reality weekend and we’re reflecting on the process of developing a virtual reality experience, which puts 3D scans of British Museum objects from our Bronze Age collection into the context of a virtual Bronze Age roundhouse. It’s been a really exciting project to work on, and lots of people have contributed – so we want to share the process behind making it happen.

Samsung virtual reality weekend event, 8 August 2015, British Museum. (Photo: Benedict Johnson) Samsung virtual reality weekend event, 8 August 2015, British Museum. (Photo: Benedict Johnson)

The SDDC at the British Museum was created in 2009 in partnership with Samsung to provide a state-of-the-art technological hub for children and young people to learn about and interact with the Museum’s collection through school and family sessions. The Museum’s work with Samsung ensures…

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What’s On In The Singapore Artspace – Repost

Singapore’s 1st Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at Age of 91

It is sad to see you go, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. I neglected to appreciate your contributions made to our lives, my education, upbringing and development. Good bye Mr. Lee and you will be missed. #myroots #common languages #on_identity

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(Image courtesy of #Channel News Asia) 

More on Mr. Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy can be found here:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-s-first-prime/1720740.html#.VQ9mXZxTzL8.mailto

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/lee-kuan-yew-singapores-founding-father-dies-aged-91-201

http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/visual-arts/story/two-art-shows-lee-kuan-yew-20150228

Exhibition: 6 March – 26 April 2015

In honour of Singapore 50th anniversary of independence, Sana Gallery invited female Lebanese artist, Laudi Abilama, to exhibit 11 portraits of Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

On 2 March 2015, I was invited to attend a private conversation along with a group of prestigious guests, to listen to the artist talked about her journey and the making of this exhibition a success, at The Arts House on 1 Old Parliament Lane. The talk was moderated by Charlotte Schriwer who is the Deputy Director of the Middle East Institute at National University of Singapore.

The achievement of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew is striking by any global standard but could be seen in the eyes of some other nations as contrasted and compared against the systemic failures of some leaders to build a successful, democratic, and stable society over the same period as the former first Prime Minister’s career.

In 2010, Abilama commenced a series of artworks that portrayed the most prominent leaders of the Middle East. Following an artists residence in Singapore in 2011, she was inspired to continue her leaders’ portraits by focusing on Singapore first Prime Minister Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.

In the Abilama’s Prime Minister LEE KUAN YEW series is an artistic commentary on how PM LKY worked closely within a multicultural society, embracing the colourful makeup of Singapore and its people’s potential to the fullest. Her portraits Mr. Lee Kuan Yew equally probe and celebrate the life of a man with conviction who crafted an incredibly successful vision for his country.

First and foremost obtaining good quality images that are over fifty years old can be an obstacle in itself, but once I have found appropriate photographs to work from the next step is to deal with every image individually to portray the most cohesive composition that gives justice to the message I am trying to relay.” …. Laudi Abilama

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Minister Mentor, 110 x 80 cm, Mother of Pearl and Pigment on Black paper, 2014 (Image Courtesy of #Sana Gallery)

Appreciating & Learning The Art of Listening with Fari B

What I am listening to now: 

1. Mixmaster Morris @ Breakfast Club Feb 2015 By Mixmaster Morris 1hr 10min

 What I should be listening to a year ago:

2. Mixmaster Morris @ Vinyl Departford Sep 2013 By Mixmaster Morris 1hr 39min

https://www.mixcloud.com/mixmastermorris/mixmaster-morris-vinyl-deptford-sep-2013/

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What’s On In The Singapore Artspace

This year’s United Nations theme to celebrate The International Women’s Day is “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!”. An envision towards a world where every female – woman and girl – can exercise her choices in  politics, education, earning an income and living in societies free from violence and discrimination. @IWDNews #femalesoundartist

The Business Design Summit 11-13 March 2015 In celebration of 50 years of Singapore, The Design Singapore Council in partnership with Design Business Chamber Singapore, brings in The Business Design Summit from 11-12 March during the Design Week at LaSalle College of the Arts and Marina Bay Sands.

Design in business: the way forwards is the single platform that brings together practitioners and thought leaders to identify and share the emerging trends for design, business and technology. It aims to examine policies for developing the creative industries in Asia. For those who want to grow and transform their business, this is a Summit not to be missed. You can download the programme brochure here.

11-12 March 2015 LASALLE College of the Arts, The Singapore Airlines Theatre 13 March 2015 Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Level 3, Jasmine Ballroom

Format: Conference, Workshops, DesignS Gala Dinner & Awards Nite, Exhibition and Networking

Exhibition: 6 March – 26 April 2015

In honor of Singapore 50th anniversary of independence, Sana Gallery invited talented female Lebanese artist, Laudi Abilama, to exhibit 11 portraits of Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew from 6 March to 26 April 2015.

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Minister Mentor, 110 x 80 cm, Mother of Pearl and Pigment on Black paper, 2014(Image Courtesy of Sana Gallery)

In 2010, Abilama commenced a series of artworks that portrayed the most prominent leaders of the Middle East. Following an artist’s residence in Singapore in 2011, she was inspired to continue her leaders’ portraits by focusing on Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.

Abilama’s Prime Minister LEE KUAN YEW series is an artistic commentary on how PM LKY worked closely within a multicultural society, embracing the colourful makeup of Singapore and its people’s potential to the fullest. Her portraits Mr. Lee Kuan Yew equally probe and celebrate the life of a man with conviction who crafted an incredibly successful vision for his country.

During the process of making, she faces the challenge to overcome of attaining the copyright of the images she chose to use for the exhibition. This is an extraordinary exhibition which should not be missed – after the show the portraits would not be exhibited again due to copyrights of the images. Seize the day!

The challenges I faced when creating these Artworks we’re mostly related to solving the standard problems I face when dealing with any body of work. First and foremost obtaining good quality images that are over 50 years old can be an obstacle in itself, but once I have found appropriate photographs to work from the next step is to deal with every image individually to portray the most cohesive composition that gives justice to the message I am trying to relay.” … Laudi Abilama

Prime Minister LEE KUAN YEW spent his life carving a nation, Singapore, together with its incredible success story.  This achievement is striking by any global standard but especially so when seen with Arab eyes, contrasted and compared against the systemic failures of Arab leaders to build a successful, democratic, and stable society over the same period as PM LKY’s career. ” … Sana Gallery  # NUSMiddleEastInstitute

Sana Gallery, 63 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore 088651. Tel: +65 6221 2686

What I am listening to this week: Appreciating and learning the art of listening

Free Lab Radio – Happy Face – Jan 29 2011 By Fari B