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Resistance ’68:  A Radio-Film For The Mind's-Eye by Darryl Georgiou & Rebekah Tolley-Georgiou

Resistance ’68: A Radio-Film For The Mind's-Eye by Darryl Georgiou & Rebekah Tolley-Georgiou

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This show was 4th in the global post-punk chart, 13th in the global psychedelic chart and 31st in the global electronic chart.

A beginners guide to the Art of Resistance.

Inspired by rebellion, counterculture and the possibility for Art, music and education as creative weapons for resistance against political repression.
A filmic cut-up for radio with a difference: conjuring the spirit of the underground from a year that shaped a generation. Linking the activism of the past to the Art of the present.
The broadcast echoes a watershed time of struggle against the status quo; revolution, assassinations, civil rights, the Vietnam War and space race.
Weaving sound through archival fragments of music, documentary, news and pop culture.
The programme looks for patterns and occasionally joins the dots to the contemporary issues of today

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Comments

spyros_vj
spyros_vj

I first came across the concepts that Georgiou & Tolley's Resistance '68 deals with, in the late 80s, due to my mothers idea(l)s and a Greek State TV's documentary about the 20 years anniversary of the Parisian May of 1968. Fast forward 30 years, and I'm listening "Resistance '68'. A meticulously made collage of sounds, acoustic memory fragments and songs that re-contextualises the particular era, and builds bridges with today's social, artistic and ideological quests. 'Resistance 68' is a superbly produced, sensory feast for "the mind's eye" that demands multiple hearings.

Brendan Jackson

Really enjoyed this. Needs more than one listen! (What a lot of admirable editing and splicing). Could have only been improved by perhaps presenting in three chapters, given the wieght of the material.

Jain My
Jain My

Children of the 60's you are going to love this, brings back memories and puts your life in a whole new context.

Benjamin Chesterton

This is an absolutely fantastic listen. Bullshit free. Fantastic production, commentary and presentation. Informative and the tunes. The fucking great tunes, Deserves a wide audience.

Alexandra Romancsak

Interesting how Romania was so isolated from this revolutionary spirit sweeping through countries and continents. We only caught up to it in '89. Around '68, Ceauşescu seemed like a nice guy for opposing the invasion of Prague, but he soon found inspiration in North Korea and decided he wanted a personality cult of his own. He even had a presidential sceptre on which Salvador Dali himself 'congratulated' him. Apparently the propaganda machine didn't understand sarcasm so they published it. Funny and sad at the same time how history seems to loop back on itself, different names and faces, same 'archetypes'.

Nadia A.Younes

Congratulations Rebekah and Darryl for the amazing program. Very interesting and I loved the soundtrack. The reference to Cinema Novo and the beautiful Caetano Veloso song only reinforce the power of the artistic movements and they can make a difference in society.

Mark Purcell

A great listen even on the second time round. I like the modern additions, they blend seamlessly to remind us that life just keeps going round in circles. The comment the guy made about times being better when men in suits smoking pipes allowed a more free creative output just reminds me of going to punk gigs in the 21stC and looking at the merchandise stand. Tea towels, oven gloves, children's wear, Zippo lighters... The spirit has been missed somewhere.

AgiCh
AgiCh

Amazing piece! Quality of edit and sound just perfect and I found one reference that I lived through back in Eastern Block. The song L'Estaca was re written by Polish bard and poet Jacek Kaczmarski and very quickly became an anthem for the opposition in Poland against the communist government. I heard this song since I was a little girl, my parents were in the underground Solidarity opposition, all was secretive and for few years old quite fascinating. I only started to understand what was happening when I got older, but still remember the night when First Secretary announced martial law, my parents faces, it was scary. I knew that something very serious was going on. From history (not thought at school) I know that Polish 68's resulted in forced emigration of Polish Jews to the 'promised land', unless they denounced their faith and take on to be just polish citizens. I long suspected that might have happen in my family back then, but no one ever spoke about it, so I have no proof. Although I found hebrew books in my late grandma's attic..Anyway I'm digressing. Please check out the song of Kaczmarski. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-SZCr-hCbM

Jeremy E Hunt

In an era of art-floss this stands out as a great example of thoughtful and meaningful forays into the relationship between art and politics, music and mass listening, and the meaning of art as resistance as opposed to wallpaper. Should be up for the Venice Biennale UK Pavilion in 2019.