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Arika have been creating events since 2001. The Archive is space to share the documentation of our work, over 600 events from the past 20 years. Browse the archive by event, artists and collections, explore using theme pairs, or use the index for a comprehensive overview.

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Black serif font reads Kill Your Timid Notion on a mottled white background
17 – 19 February 2006

Kill Your Timid Notion 06

A festival hewn from passions for experimental music, film and visual art and for a passion in figuring out how they can relate to, cross-fertilise and inspire and each other.

A close up, black & white portrait of John Tilbury, in a large fedora hat
19 April 2013

John Tilbury

John Tilbury

What does it mean to listen with the mind as well as the ears? A solo performance from the great avant-garde pianist.

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
Some people looking into camera through a mesh of lights
19 November 2017

The Cybernetic Cop

Jackie Wang

A prison abolitionist punk video-poetry-music mash up about our fucked-up dystopian society, RoboCop, kids toys and criminality.

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist
Akio Suzuki blowing into a small object in an ice house
25 June 2006
Tugnet Ice House

Tugnet Ice House

Akio Suzuki John Butcher

Akio Suzuki and John Butcher performing in a large multi chambered industrial ice house.

Resonant Spaces
Image with the words: Philip Jeck
9 December 2001
The Arches

Philip Jeck

Philip Jeck

Philip Jeck creates slowly evolving symphonies that are as much about the crackling hiss of old vinyl as the actual ‘musical’ material.

Arika_Instal08_BryonyMcIntyre_Translation - A Campbell - D Nyoukis - JunkoIMG_3857
16 February 2008
The Arches


Aileen Campbell Dylan Nyoukis Junko

Trio vocal performance of a score by Achim Wollscheid with Aileen Campbell, Junko and Dylan Nyoukis.

Instal 04 publicity flyer
16 – 17 October 2004
The Arches


Now a two day festival, INSTAL 04 was borne of a desire to open eyes, challenge audiences and expand musical horizons. This was also the year in which a certain representative from Corwood Industries made his first ever live appearance.

Fernando stands gestures with one arm out, the other hand rests in the crook
22 November 2019

Workshop on Gestural Maths

Fernando Zalamea

Fernando thinks that when maths is deep, it should be simple and able to be explained by hand gestures. By embodying ideas, we’re able to more clearly think about their cultural implications.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Carston Nicolai standing over a mixing desk
1 December 2002
The Arches



Patented 60 cycle hums, static pops, and terse electron pinpricks mutated into perfect, post-techno grooves and synaesthesic video

An actor playing a reporter at a trial sits in front of a drawered wall
23 March 2012

Criminal Case 40/61: Reverb

Andrea Geyer

A performed installation by one of Germany’s most interesting visual artists, based on edited transcripts of the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem and the writings of Hannah Arendt

Episode 3: Copying without Copying
Shuji Inaba playing acoustic guitar and singing on stage at MLFC 05
22 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

Shuji Inaba

Shuji Inaba

A confrontational and somehow shamanic stance; introspective silences shattered by savage jabs at the strings, whirlwind strums dying into spartan chords

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
Image with the word: Fennesz
9 December 2001
The Arches



Austrian guitarist who specialises in a warm digital deconstruction of guitar noise

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