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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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56 Results for Resistance | Power

Some suggestions of ways in to exploring this theme could be Hortense Spillers’ conversation with Denise Ferreria da Silva on fleshliness and bodiliness and the From Subjection to Subjection discussion with Reina Gossett, Charlene Sinclair and Saidiya Hartman or Mujeres Creando throwing eggs in their Recipes to Change Society provocation.

A person sits on a bench in a relaxed position in a dimly lit room. They are wearing a lace bra.
Book

Truth and Lies – An Anthology of Writing and Art by Sex Workers

Lib Lobberson Marin Scarlett Payola E ZuZu Gabrielli Chardonnay Bella Violet Quinn Rab Green Chao-Ying Betty Rao Heather Ashleigh Williams (BABEWORLD) Jet Moon Estella Clarke

The Truth and Lies book project emerges as part of a rising tide of sex worker art and organised struggle to end criminalisation and stigmatisation of sex work.

7 – 8 April 2022
Performance Space New York Online

No Diving 2

Storyboard P

Live in person at Performance Space New York and live-streamed everywhere! Watching Storyboard P dance feels like glimpsing into another world.

27 March 2022
CCA Annex (Online)

Part Two | Parte II

Turmalina Chama Denise Ferreira da Silva Camilla Rocha Campos

A Breath to Follow | Um sopro a se seguir
Peachy orange background with black text that reads Happy Birthday Marsha!
24 August 2020
Online

Happy Birthday, Marsha!

adrienne maree brown Black Obsidian Sound System Lola Olufemi Tourmaline

On the birthday of Marsha P. Johnson, this event brings together several elements that celebrate the radical care and kinship characteristic of the Trans revolutionary.

Revolution is not a one-time event
A blue and mauve background with black text that reads System Errors
17 August 2020
Online

System Errors: Abolitionist Technologies and Aesthetics

American Artist Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley Juliana Huxtable Legacy Russell

A panel exploring the radical potential of technologies through fugitivity and opacity: their ability to obscure, to make it impossible for us to be known, to render us untraceable by every arm of the state even under the all-consuming spectre of surveillance capital.

Revolution is not a one-time event
A pink and mauve background with black text reads The Poetics of Abolition
10 August 2020
Online

Poetry is Not a Luxury: The Poetics of Abolition

Canisia Lubrin Christina Sharpe Nat Raha Saidiya Hartman Nydia A. Swaby

A panel exploring the poetics of abolition. “Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change.”

Revolution is not a one-time event
Nat Raha speaks into a microphone while she reads
24 November 2019
Tramway

apparitions

Nat Raha

Transfeminist, communist, revolutionary poetry that refuses to flinch. Nat Raha presents new work in the nine.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
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