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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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82 Results for Tweaked | Hacked

This theme groups work that might involve some high level technical specialisms (special microphones, hi-fi audio, code etc) along with projects where deconstructed objects/instruments are made to do unusual things, are re-purposed. And so on.

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
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
Jackie Wang and Alexander Moll are on dark stage spotlit with a yellow and blue
22 November 2019
Tramway

Cottonmouth Liturgy

Alexander Moll Jackie Wang

A multi-media harp and spoken word tribute to the incalculable, the in-deducible, the suspicious static noise that accompanies the voice of truth, and the attempted aberrations in the domain of emergence.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
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
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
Snapchat of street at night lit with white polythene covered boards
16 November 2017
Many Studios

Anal Panopticon

Huw Lemmey

Two bottomless brunch writing workshops—with readings—speculating the relationship between space, infrastructure, technologies and sex.

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist
Sondra Perry stands on ladder in front of screen with multiple layered images
23 October 2016
Tramway

Lineage for a Multiple-Monitor Work-station

Sondra Perry

A celebration of our overabundant social entanglement and complicity, that remind us of how we can see ourselves, stripped of powers’ attempts to grasp us.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
Sondra Perry in a stairwell wearing a Steadicam harness
22 October 2016
Tramway

Resident Evil

Sondra Perry

Jumping off from Sun Ra’s thoughts on evil, and the Alien films, this performance will explore how the sociality Sondra wants to visualise and participate in has no interest in respectability.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
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18 April 2015
Tramway

Poethical Readings/Intuiting the Political

Denise Ferreira da Silva Valentina Desideri

A performed, open, public conversation about how we might think politics from the position of intuition, in which Denise and Valentina use un-reasonable tools to map out a hybrid poetical/ ethical reading of their own situations.

Terre Thaemlitz lies on the ground, next to a motorcycle, posing provocatively
25 May 2013
Tramway

Soulnessless – Cantos I-IV

Terre Thaemlitz

An audio and video investigation of gender cults, Catholicism, hauntings and nuns’ use of audio devices…

Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight
Terre Thaemlitz lies on the ground, wrapped in a plastic sheet, and eerily lit
25 May 2013
Tramway

Soulnessless – Introduction

Terre Thaemlitz

“I am truly without faith. In a media marketplace that demands soulness, I can only offer soulnessless.”

Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight
A dark room and Tone is performing at a laptop.
4 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

Paramedia

Yasunao Tone

A dense, hard, immersive, chaotic spatial performance in sound: a momentary gap in consciousness, free of order or decision.

A survey is a process of listening