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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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With these theme we want to set work that doesn’t seem to fit close to or in any category at all alongside work that deals explicitly with category and practices of categorising, or escaping category. A couple of suggestions for starting to investigate this theme could be Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio’s performed film lecture about Caribbean cinema and Fred Moten and Saidiya Hartman disucssing what it might mean to be fugitive.

Other Worlds Already Exist: text in pink on blue background
16 – 19 November 2017
Tramway Kinning Park Complex Many Studios

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist

4 days of performances, discussions, workshops, screenings with mutant dancers, prison abolitionist poets, transfeminist revolutionaries, haunted noise, science fiction, sex worker resistance, crip erotics, radical pornography and militant fiction.

Two figures in negative black and white
19 November 2017
Tramway

The Black Sun

Johannes Hammel

Inspired by Delany’s Aye, and Gomorra. A spookily filmic world where asexual bodies live in the contradiction of their unarousable loneliness and desire for intimacy and contact.

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist
Comic depicts gay men cruising in laundromat
19 November 2017
Tramway

Public Sex

Huw Lemmey Samuel R. Delany Jackie Wang

Could cruising and random public sex be the basis of an ethically organised society? A discussion with Jackie Wang, Samuel R. Delany and Huw Lemmey.

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist
Hands Clasp in detail from Bread and Wine, a visual novel about Chip Delany
18 November 2017
Tramway

Being for Others

Samuel R. Delany

Chip’s written some of the greatest of all Sci-Fi and Fantasy—page turning character driven diamond-hard novels and short stories: each a lens that refracts our real-life struggles and desires.

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist
Ahya Simone performs on Harp in support of Juliana Huxtable
23 October 2016
Tramway

Juliana Huxtable

Ahya Simone Joe Heffernan Juliana Huxtable

Juliana’s performances chart the dissonant space and discrepancy between the presumed fixed norms of social life and the fluid lived experience those norms don’t allow for.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
Image says:Don't ask to fight their wars, don't tell them that's what we're for.
23 October 2016
Tramway

Against Inclusion

Dean Spade Eric A Stanley Mujeres Creando

What does it mean to resist seeking assimilation or inclusion within, or let our demands be co-opted by the very systems we seek to dismantle?

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
Mujeres Creando red banner says creativity is an instrument for social struggle
22 October 2016
Tramway

Recipes to Change Society

Mujeres Creando

A sort of prayer and conference, a sort of scream and dialogue – a monologue and declaration at the time, addressing how we can build complicity with one another.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
Four people on stage have a discussion. A screen projects images behind them
21 October 2016
Tramway

Life In Flight From Every Prison

Dean Spade Joshua Allen Tourmaline We Will Rise

Is there a link between the ways we’re caged and exiled by the prison-industrial complex and the ways people’s bodies are violently categorised and segregated by race, class, gender or ability?

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
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19 April 2015
Tramway

TLRS

Laurence Rassel Terre Thaemlitz

The weeks previous TLRS daily radio shows, after-hours conversations, radio booths and special guests reassembled as a live electroacoustic performance.

Episode 7: We Can’t Live Without Our Lives
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
A B&W image of two people silhouetted as they sit at a table
18 April 2015
Tramway

TLRS Morning Show

Laurence Rassel Terre Thaemlitz

(Cyber)feminist, non-essentialist transgender and queer daily radio shows using the formula of morning radio as an arch way of thinking about the scripted behaviour and controlled empathy of systematic care.

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17 April 2015
Tramway

TLRS Morning Show

Laurence Rassel Terre Thaemlitz

(Cyber)feminist, non-essentialist transgender and queer daily radio shows using the formula of morning radio as an arch way of thinking about the scripted behaviour and controlled empathy of systematic care.