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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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44 Results for Re-imagining | Passing

Can things be otherwise than they are? Some of the work shown at Arika events asks “What if?” on some pretty radical levels. We’re also grouping work here which explores identity, and the negotiation of identities through different modes of performance. Some fine examples include the boychild performances from Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight and the rich and in depth Realness discussion between participants at Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way.

Some people looking into camera through a mesh of lights
19 November 2017
Tramway

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
A projected image reads "decriminalise sex work" on a red banner. Four people are sat underneath the image on a stage talking with an audience.
19 November 2017
Tramway

Sex, Work, Justice

SWARM

The struggle for sex workers’ rights and how we can understand it in the continuum of care work and other forms of invisibilised and precarious work.

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
Four people sat around a table on a stage. They are having a discussion.
23 October 2016
Tramway

Prefiguring the World We Want to Live In

Che Gossett Kai Lumumba Barrow Miss Major Tourmaline

How do communities practice being one another’s means, addressing their material problems facing them replicating the state’s violent logic of who is disposable.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
A person sat in a car waving. There is a parade & their jacket is colourful
22 October 2016
Tramway

Miss Major in conversation with Eric A Stanley

Eric A Stanley Miss Major

A conversation of intergenerational trans-resistance and anti-racist fierceness between two of the most inspiring public speakers we know.

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
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
Two people standing by a door, one is wearing a purple cloak
21 October 2016
Tramway

Criminal Queers

Chris Vargas Eric A Stanley

Criminal Queers visualises a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex, working to abolish the multiple ways our hearts, genders, and desires are confined.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
A woman looks towards the camera from the a low angle, there are trees behind
19 April 2015
Tramway

Standing in the Flesh

Hortense J. Spillers

In rethinking the body, the law, the state, gender, race, violence, care and empathy, how we might give humanness a different future?

Episode 7: We Can’t Live Without Our Lives
Denise Fererria Da Silva holds both hands in the air as she talks to the group
28 September 2014
Tramway

Realness

Charlene Sinclair Fred Moten Icon Ayana Christian Michael Roberson Tourmaline

A discussion about what is at stake in the performance of realness and the practice of passing, and how they are both acts of survival and resistance.

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way
An old photograph of a group looking direct to camera
26 September 2014
Tramway

Waywardness

Saidiya Hartman

A socio-poetic reading on wayward communities – The wayward create upheavals, incite tumult. They come and go as they please; they are fugitive; they are in open rebellion against society.

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way