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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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57 Results for Archive | Documentary

Under this theme we’ve set out to group work that delves into archives for its source material, or performs some kind of archival work in situ, and at the same time we’ve gathered together work that leans in the direction of documentary in all its forms. A couple of highlights in this theme are Arthur Jafa and Kara Keeling’s sharing of film and you tube clips pertaining to queer and black world making and Ashley Hunt’s performed film documentary about Hurricane Katrina.

Silhouette of a person in front of a blue background overlaid with blurry light
24 November 2019
Tramway

Something Said

Jay Bernard

Haunted by the archive of the New Cross Fire, Jay Bernard presents a film and poetry reading that undertakes a queer exploration of black British history, reconstructed from archives and apparent debris.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Lonely
19 November 2017
Tramway

Lonely and Hungry

Jackie Wang

Heat-mapped bodies, found porn films, Korean psyche-folk, creepy police intrusion and self-defence.

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist
still from country ball Jacob satterwhite
17 November 2017
Tramway

Screening Programme

Jacolby Satterwhite Paul Kindersley Samuel R. Delany Tiona McClodden

Emotional fantasies, towers of cakes, identity troubles, collapsed distance and time and Samuel R. Delany’s rarely seen 1971 film The Orchid.

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist
Episode_9_Eduardo_Restrepo_Still
16 November 2017
Tramway

Films Installed in the Foyer

Eduardo Restrepo Castaño SWARM

In the Foyer at the Tramway we will screen a documentary from the Sex Workers’ Festival of Resistance 2017 and La Llamada by Eduardo Restrepo Castaño.

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist
Sondra Perry stands on ladder in front of screen with multiple layered images
23 October 2016
Tramway

Lineage for a Multiple-Monitor Work-station

Sondra Perry

A celebration of our overabundant social entanglement and complicity, that remind us of how we can see ourselves, stripped of powers’ attempts to grasp us.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
Sondra Perry in a stairwell wearing a Steadicam harness
22 October 2016
Tramway

Resident Evil

Sondra Perry

Jumping off from Sun Ra’s thoughts on evil, and the Alien films, this performance will explore how the sociality Sondra wants to visualise and participate in has no interest in respectability.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
Text super-imposed on two people
21 October 2016
Tramway

Queer Liberation: No Prisons, No Borders

Dean Spade Hope Dector Tourmaline

A crash-course in pre-figurative, radical, queer, anti-racist, anti-police, anti-prison, anti-deportation abolitionist politics and trans-resistance.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
A woman looks towards the camera from the a low angle, there are trees behind
28 September 2014
Tramway

Dreams are Colder than Death

Arthur Jafa

A landmark film on black life – a poetic filmic constellation of meditations, fragments and interviews on what it means to be black in America in the 21st century, from one of its great cinematographers.

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way
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27 September 2014
Tramway

Touching the Imperceptible

Arthur Jafa Kara Keeling

A performed filmic conversation on queer and black world making.

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way
B&W film still of a boy jumping from one roof to another, taken from below
26 September 2014
Tramway

Killer of Sheep

Killer of Sheep is an undisputed masterpiece of African-American filmmaking and one of the most poetic, perceptive dramas ever made about family and community.

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way
a large crowd wearing evening wear are sat at tables applauding
19 April 2014
Holiday Inn

Icon’s Lunch

Various Artists

This event honoured those individuals who achieved the status of Icon during the period of 1986-1990.

Master Ballstar Weekend
A panel of four folks sit as one wearing a dark jacket and specs speaks
18 April 2014
The New School

Literary Reflections of Ballroom

Various Artists

A celebration of the release of four books written by members of, and focused on about the House and Ballroom scene.

Master Ballstar Weekend