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Egyptian gas, Mubarak’s corruption and Israeli power – Aljazeera documentary about Platform research
Nov 30, 2014
Mubarak and Israeli businessmen made enormous profits at the expense of the Egyptian people, by exporting underpriced gas. Platform’s research into corrupt gas exports from Egypt to Jordan, Spain and the Israelis led to this Al-Jazeera documentary. Over $10 billion were lost, as blackouts became increasingly normal. Now that Egypt can no longer export gas,...
Jun 23, 2014
At an event on 22 May – the 20th anniversary of Ken Saro-Wiwa’s arrest we showed this video. There are interviews with: sculptor Sokari Douglas Camp talking about the living memorial and Celestine AkpoBari from Social Action in the Niger Delta, talking about the bus returning to Ogoniland.
May 14, 2014
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio National programme Books and Arts Daily – Michael Cathcart interview with Jane Trowell, Platform, on ethics, arts and corporate sponsorship http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandartsdaily/platform-london/5450042
Jan 21, 2014
Oil City was a piece of site-specific theatre made by Platform for the financial district of London. A spy-thriller for the post-Occupy era, it invited audiences to explore the exclusive stages of one of the world’s most influential financial sectors in an undercover performance exploring corporate malpractice in UK finance for the controversial Canadian tar...
Oct 9, 2013
The London-based European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) is a well funded lobby group. The organisation is closely associated with the Aliyev regime and promotes the interests of this repressive government. TEAS use their wealth and connections to silence Azerbaijani voices. When they held a jazz reception at the Labour party conference Platform attended and brought with...
Sep 18, 2013
Want to tell someone about Platform, in a nutshell? Try this video made for precisely that purpose!
Jul 3, 2013
Resonance FM’s Clear Spot on Friday 21st June 2013 hosted artists part of of ArtsAdmin’s Two Degrees festival, including Mel Evans and Sam Rowe who were talking about Platform’s site-specific theatre piece Oil City. Listen to the full show here:
Jul 3, 2013
Oil City was a new work made by Platform. A piece of site-specific immersive theatre, that took audiences deep into the underbelly of London’s oil economy. Watch the trailer below, or visit oilcity.org.uk to explore the world of the story in London and Calgary. Oil City was commissioned by Artsadmin as part of its Two...
May 27, 2013
As part of Platform’s project ‘Oil City’, we launched a set of three interactive maps ideal for use on a smartphone to explore on location in London and Calgary. Or alternatively you can look into the real world of the ‘Oil City’ story via the maps from anywhere in the world. The three maps, of...
Feb 8, 2013
Nearly one and a half years ago, we went on an incredible journey to Kirkenes in the North of Norway, on the invitation of Pikene på Broen (Women on the Bridge), organisers of the annual regional Barents Spektakel arts festival. For the 2013 festival Pikene invited us to speak at their Visionary Arctic seminar, amongst a...