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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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A person in a flesh coloured catsuit, bends into a crab shape
24 May 2013
Tramway

(M)IMOSA | Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (M)

Cecilia Bengolea François Chaignaud Marlene Monteiro Freitas Trajal Harrell

What would have happened in 1963 if someone from the voguing ball scene going on in Harlem had travelled downtown to perform alongside the early postmoderns at Judson Church?

Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight
A group of people on a stage, they move quickly. One has their hands in the air
22 October 2016
Tramway

[b]reach: The Fugitive Chronicles – an open rehearsal

Gallery of the Streets Glasgow Open Dance School Kai Lumumba Barrow

The ongoing development of [b]reach, an abolitionist black queer retelling of Marge Piercy’s incredible feminist utopian novel Woman on the Edge of Time.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
Joshua Allen speaks to participants at a workshop
22 October 2016
Tramway

#BlackExcellenceTour

CeCe McDonald Joshua Allen

A collaborative social justice project that uses art, activism and awareness to combat the systemic oppression facing young, trans, queer & gender nonconforming people of colour.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
under a dramatic spotlight boychild wrapped in string is hunched and performs
25 May 2013
Tramway

#untitled lipsync 2

boychild

The mutability of the body and the mobility of identity: queered pop culture, drag, lip-sync and performance.

Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight
boychild performs prostrate bathed in a blue light a red light in their mouth
26 May 2013
Tramway

#untitled lipsync 3

boychild

The mutability of the body and the mobility of identity: queered pop culture, drag, lip-sync and performance.

Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight
26 – 27 March 2022
CCA Annex (Online)

A Breath to Follow | Um sopro a se seguir

2 days of online discussions and artists presentations exploring the cosmological, decolonial, sensorial practises of Black and Indigenous grass roots art, dance and music collectives in Brazil.

Dois dias de discussões e apresentações online de artistes explorando as práticas cosmológicas, decoloniais e sensoriais de coletivoas de arte, dança e música de base negra e indígena no Brasil.

A Film is a Statement Poster Graphic
19 – 22 January 2012
CCA GFT

Episode 1: A Film is a Statement

Every aspect of every film is always about more than just film. Or, as Godard said: a tracking shot is a moral issue. A cross between a festival, magazine and discussion about experimental artists’ films.

Arika_ASIAPOL_Whitney2012_CraigDworkin_VanessaPlace_Photo_BMcIntyre-3
2 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

A Handbook of Protocols for Literary Listening

Craig Dworkin Vanessa Place

Craig will give a guided reading of his handbook of exemplary instances of literary listening and will be joined by one of the selected authors, Vanessa Place.

A survey is a process of listening
20 – 24 November 2019
Tramway Online

Episode 10: A Means Without End

Complex ways of understanding our complex times. Maths & Poetics. Gesture & Physics. Collectivist Struggle & Desire. 5 days of performances, discussions, screenings and study sessions.

A jagged bluff of rocks juts out into a grey and moody sea as waves lap at shore
20 November 2019
Tramway

4 Waters: Deep Implicancy

Arjuna Neuman Denise Ferreira da Silva

What would a world and an ethics look like free from the destructive consequences of the Western mind?

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Taku Unami looks moodily at a computer screen darkness all around
22 March 2009
The Arches

A Signature of the Room

Jean-Luc Guionnet Taku Unami

Simple maths and stringent scored instructions move precise frequencies and clicks to create a dense, fluctuating environment of standing waves and physical sound.

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