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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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31 Results for Transcendence | Bass

This theme brings together work and concepts that have been explored throughout the archive. It might lead you to the euphoric-psych-fuzz-excess of Acid Mothers Temple or the Bain Brothers shaking the Arches to the core with super low frequencies.

A gloomy pond with dark rushes reflect a grey light. A pink lens flare
24 November 2019
Tramway

aspects caught in the headspace we’re in

James Goodwin

Goodwin’s writing emanates from the social life of poetry, from a condition of entanglement before historically racially-specific forms of representation. Another word for this emanation is breath.

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
Fernando stands gestures with one arm out, the other hand rests in the crook
22 November 2019
Tramway

Workshop on Gestural Maths

Fernando Zalamea

Fernando thinks that when maths is deep, it should be simple and able to be explained by hand gestures. By embodying ideas, we’re able to more clearly think about their cultural implications.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
two white whales made of paper perch on a low coffee table
21 November 2019
Tramway

In the Sign of Jonah: Around Moby-Dick

Laura Harris Fernando Zalamea

“The miracle of Herman Melville is this: that a hundred years ago in Moby Dick…he painted a picture of the world in which we live, which is to this day unsurpassed.” – C. L. R. James

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Amiri Baraka reads poetry at a mic and Henry Grimes plays a double bass bass
21 April 2013
Tramway

WordMusic

Amiri Baraka Henry Grimes

A dialogical meeting of Baraka’s radical poetry and Grimes’ free jazz syncopation.

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
A B&W portrait of four members of TEST, all smiling
6 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

TEST featuring Fred Moten

Daniel Carter Matt Heyner Sabir Mateen Tom Bruno Fred Moten

TEST is a collective creative improvising quartet based out of the NYC Underground (figuratively and literally). Their street-hardened, spatial Jazz is riotous and intense: is also makes us think about collective organization, and different ideas of responsibility and liberty.

A survey is a process of listening
Hermann Nitsch plays organ flanked by two assistants
20 March 2009
Glasgow University Chapel

Hermann Nitsch

Hermann Nitsch

A specially commissioned performance for organ. “The course of the stars were to be put to sound.”

INSTAL 09
at the end of a dark gallery a screen throbs with layers rectangles of red
12 October 2008
DCA

Declarative Mode (1976 – 1977)

Paul Sharits

Paul Sharits is one of our all time heroes, and one of the great artist filmmakers of the 20th Century.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
Robin Hayward sits whilst playing a tuba with a ball of sand at the horn
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Sand

Robin Hayward

Robin Hayward – exploring the micro-sounds of a tuba, filling slowly with sand.

INSTAL 08
Two Bain brothers look down at a lit mixer in a dark space
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Archisonic

John Bain Mark Bain

A system in which oscillators shake The Arches, seismographs pick up the harmonics that are then amplified through massive sub-bass PA.

INSTAL 08
William Parker talking during his performance at MLFC 07
13 May 2007

William Parker

William Parker

William cradles, hammers, and rains down blows, plucking and using 2 bows to attack the strings above and below the bridge, all in the service of a fiery and passionate creativity.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
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