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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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40 Results for Club | Patterns

Sometimes we put on club nights. But we want to think beyond genre so we’re also considering patterns in this theme. Things that repeat and define surfaces, but also scenes that sustain themselves over time. Documentaion that speaks to the theme of Club and Patterns: First up the sets and performances from the Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way Club night. Then learn more about the history, politics and creative practices of the House|Ballroom scene in this discussion led by the Vogue’ology collective. It might be helpful to note that these paired ‘terms’ or ‘themes’ are not synonyms nor are they binary oppositions but words that combine to (hopefully) produce un-rational anti-categories. The aim is to allow (encourage) the archive to be read in ways counter to normative or reductive categories. To allow things in the archive to appear in sometimes unlikely groupings and to resist essentialism. And to encourge exploration into all the archive documentation.

Black and white image of clouds from above showing a fractal pattern
23 November 2019
Tramway

Vorticity in the Eternal Hum

Alexander Moll Jackie Wang

What’s the relationship between the eternal hum of the oceanic beloved and the persistence of vorticity in fluid dynamics? And how does Alice Coltrane’s harp help us stay there?

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Eddie George & Dhanveer sit next to each other facing an audience
22 November 2019
Tramway

The Strangeness of Dub

Dhanveer Brar Edward George

Dub is strange. A conversation with Edward George and Dhanveer Brar.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Sgaire Wood wearing a large green and grey witch mask
19 November 2017
Tramway

Sgàire Wood

Sgàire Wood

A somehow hyper-modern, ancient and folkloric lip-synced, made-up, fashioned performance.

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist
Laps Performs in Blue Light
18 November 2017
Tramway

Every Book is Dead

Hal Duncan LAPS

Mashed up queer fantasy of worker’s revolts, biblical demons and present-day hells, and dubbed out cyborg-electro.

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist
Disco lights on festoons on a wall
17 November 2017
Kinning Park Complex

Party & Unity Fundraiser

DJ D-Harsh Dj@Christelle Moor Mother Nena Etza

Social and party with all proceeds going to the Unity Centre, featuring DJ SETS with Dj@Christelle, DJ D-Harsh, Nena Etza & Moor Mother.

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist
Moor Mother performs at Episode 9, back lit with pale golden light
16 November 2017
Tramway

Moor Mother

Moor Mother

Moor Mother is a musician, Philadelphian housing activist and black quantum futurist.

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist
Three people hold a banner: "Rights Not Rescue Our Choice"
21 April 2017
Kinning Park Complex

Party & Performances

Marianne Chargois MC Ray St. Ray Sex Workers’ Opera

A party and fundraiser to support Sex Workers’ struggles and LGBT Unity with music and performances from the sex workers’ community and allies, plus DJ’s and dancing.

Sex Workers’ Festival of Resistance
Arika_Episode8_RefusePowersGraspClub-6
21 October 2016
The Art School

Refuse Powers’ Grasp – Club

boychild Elysia Crampton Juliana Huxtable Joe Heffernan

All ticket income goes directly to We Will Rise – a group of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and their allies who have come together to End Immigration Detention in the UK.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
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26 September 2014
Stereo

Make a Way Out of No Way: Club

Kia Labeija MikeQ Miss Prissy Pony Zion

Is it possible to dance our way out of the hardened stances and identity prisons we are locked in?

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way
A flyer that says NYC Rumble Ball 66 The Road to Master. In black and red.
20 April 2014
Club Escuelitas

The Road to Mastery Rumble Ball

Various Artists

This mini, late-night ball will include categories inspired by the events earlier in the weekend.

Master Ballstar Weekend
Arika_Episode5_Photo_AlexWoodward-31
25 May 2013
Tramway

We have something to say about… Pt1

Ann Cvetkovich Eboni Marshall Turman Frank Roberts Michael Roberson Robert Sember Terre Thaemlitz Vogue’ology

A historical narrative of the black and Latino/a transgender, bisexual, lesbian, and gay House and Ballroom Scene in relation to race, gender, sexuality and class oppressions.

Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight
a figure bathed in red writhes as they perform with a red light in their mouth
24 May 2013
Stereo

Hidden in Plain Sight: Club

boychild DJ Sprinkles Vjuan Allure Pony Zion

The club as a community and a site for performed politics: deep/ queer house, vogue femme, lipsync and ballroom.

Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight
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