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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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45 Results for Rational | Sachertorte

Under this heading you might find work that arises out of a kind of proffessorial vibe; maybe august historian of the AACM George Lewis hanging out with Ultra-red at A Survey is a Process of Listening. Then there have been performances at Arika events that resonate with the old Second Vienese School of composition. Instrument builder / hacker Nicolas Collins once referenced Anton Webern’s music as inseperable from the taste of Sachertorte cake on Sauchiehall Street one summer’s evening. Maybe checking out Radu Malfatti’s composition for the Northern Sinfonia will help tie all that together.

A medium close up of the thick trunk and roots of a mangrove tree
16 April 2015
Tramway

Assemblages

Dir: Maurizio Lazzarato & Angela Melitopoulos

A filmic constellation exploring Felix Guattari’s anti-patriarchal, anti-colonialist, anti-psychiatric, animist ideas of care and the self. And an Introduction to the Episode.

Episode 7: We Can’t Live Without Our Lives
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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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
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2 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

Temporary outpost for an auditory figure

Brandon LaBelle

A temporary archive and research space tracing the ways in which sound and audition move through everyday life.

A survey is a process of listening
A projected quotation about wandering in hollows and dark thoughts
26 February 2012
Tramway

All the Colours of the Dark, Except Black

Evan Calder Williams

A chat, with examples (Zola, H. P. Lovecraft, Hammer Horror), about blackness and the sheer stupid thickness of what has no profundity whatsoever.

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness
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25 February 2012
Tramway

The View From Nowhere Part 1

Ray Brassier Thomas Metzinger

Ray and Thomas talking about how cognitive neuroscience is unlocking the physical basis of personal experience.

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness
Matthew Saladin Adjusts a movement sensor in Tramway's studio space
14 November 2010
Tramway

Noises Off

Matthieu Saladin

A kind of performed installation of searing noise and silence, where we’re not sure who the performer is, when it starts or ends or even who it’s for.

INSTAL 10
A blurry crowd mill on dance floor in the centre of a theatre space
13 November 2010
Tramway

Speculative Solution

Florian Hecker

A multi-speaker, electronic, spacious and spatial performance from Florian Hecker.

INSTAL 10
Matthew Saladin wearing a suit gesticulates as he talks and holds a paper
12 November 2010
Tramway

Eject & No Disc

Matthieu Saladin

French improviser, composer, writer & musical thinker of dry humour and elegant clarity. Sly conjurer of music from the unconsidered processes of music making.

INSTAL 10
Craig Dworkin standing by a microphone giving a talk
16 May 2010

FACT

Craig Dworkin

Dworkin asks: What would a non-expressive poetry look like? A poetry of intellect rather than emotion?

UNINSTAL
Loic Blairon Sits at a table
15 May 2010
Tramway

It Doesn’t Say What It Says

Loïc Blairon

Open-ended, paradoxical and performed investigations into: misunderstanding, language games, form saturated with sense, and consecutive matters…

UNINSTAL