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19 April 2015

Standing in the Flesh

Hortense J. Spillers

In rethinking the body, the law, the state, gender, race, violence, care and empathy, how we might give humanness a different future?

Episode 7: We Can’t Live Without Our Lives
9 – 13 March 2022

Mutual Aid

4 days of workshops, discussions and artists presentations exploring the radical act of caring for each other while working to change the world.

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21 June 2023
Performance Space New York Online

I wanna be with you everywhere 2023

I wanna be with you everywhere is an everywhere gathering envisioned for and by disability communities and anyone who wants to get with us. IWBWYE returns to Performance Space and any space on June 21 for an outdoor pop-up and hybridized event.

Arika is a political arts organisation concerned with supporting connections between artistic production and social change.

We think of art as a relationship that constantly unfolds in the realm of the common, a process and a continuum. We see our role in this unfolding relationship as celebrating and supporting connections between art and social change. When we say art, we mean the ways we sing and dance together, the ways we listen and want to be heard, how we look and hope to be seen, how we think of our bodies and how we move through space, how we feel and want to be felt, for example.

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Local Organising

International Projects & Collaborations

The Archive is a space to share the documentation of our work, over 1,000 events from the past 20+ years!

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10 Items

Sex Worker Organising

This collection brings together projects and events from our archive related to sex worker organising and the decriminalisation of sex work.
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Theme Pair
90 items

Orthodoxy | The Craft

This theme might cover performances showing a disciplined and dedicated approach to a technique or process. Perhaps where a performer is recognised for having etablished a performance practice. For example, check out John Tilbury’s piano performance at Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle.

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10 Items


A key part of our programming, Episodes explore the interlinked nature of aesthetics and social organising, through public events, investigating interlinked themes and contradictions, which develop from one Episode to the next.
7 Items

Kill Your Timid Notion

Kill Your Timid Notion was a series of festivals exploring experimental music, sound, film and moving image, running from 2003 - 2010 at Dundee Contemporary Arts.