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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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46 Results for Closed System | Composition

With this theme we’re aiming to highlight compositions that worked within very defined terms and situations, not necessarily musical, but formally closed in some way. Check out Mattin and Ray Brassier’s bamboozling scored performance about the limits of improvisation and freedom.

A blurry crowd mill on dance floor in the centre of a theatre space
13 November 2010
Tramway

Speculative Solution

Florian Hecker

A multi-speaker, electronic, spacious and spatial performance from Florian Hecker.

INSTAL 10
A spiral form made of shoes and boots is laid out on a purple and red lit floor
13 November 2010
Tramway

Overheard (Installation)

Resonance Radio Orchestra

The worlds leading radio art station brings you: a performance, a radio show, an installation, an endurance test.

INSTAL 10
Man in Black clothes standing next to two microphones, staring out
12 November 2010
Tramway

Object of Thought

Mattin

A solo improvisation using just the situation of the concert: a space, a PA, Mattin’s own thoughts, you, the audience.

INSTAL 10
Packing tubes stand on their ends. two blurred figures are sitting in the back
12 November 2010
Tramway

The Borders Play Sunno(((

Christian Kesten Lucio Capece

Intriguing, underground, Berlin based musicians interested in the borders between music and theatre, language, the visual arts, politics.

INSTAL 10
Matthew Saladin wearing a suit gesticulates as he talks and holds a paper
12 November 2010
Tramway

Eject & No Disc

Matthieu Saladin

French improviser, composer, writer & musical thinker of dry humour and elegant clarity. Sly conjurer of music from the unconsidered processes of music making.

INSTAL 10
Vanessa Place reading from white papers in a black room
12 November 2010
GFT

Notes on Conceptualism Lecture

Vanessa Place

Vanessa Place talks at The Friday Event series at the Glasgow School of Art about her practice as a writer.

INSTAL 10
Craig Dworkin standing by a microphone giving a talk
16 May 2010

FACT

Craig Dworkin

Dworkin asks: What would a non-expressive poetry look like? A poetry of intellect rather than emotion?

UNINSTAL
James Whitehead standing by a blackboard
16 May 2010
Tramway

JILAT

JLIAT / James Whitehead

UK conceptual/ drone/ noise artist, who is seriously posing what might seem to be unanswerable questions of music.

UNINSTAL
Loic Blairon Sits at a table
15 May 2010
Tramway

It Doesn’t Say What It Says

Loïc Blairon

Open-ended, paradoxical and performed investigations into: misunderstanding, language games, form saturated with sense, and consecutive matters…

UNINSTAL
Portrait of Marc Baron in black and white
27 February 2010
DCA

Marc Baron

Marc Baron

Three speakers play back pre-recorded sounds, Marc listens and responds: “What is played is the imperfect witness of what I listen to (or maybe better, how I listen).”

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
Amplifiers outside with mics on the floor coming from them
27 February 2010
DCA

Hit Parade

Christof Migone

Can we use sound, repetition and difference to personally and collectively engage with space, time and labour?

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
An image of someone's legs and a platform in silhouette
26 February 2010
DCA

Smith/Stewart

Smith/Stewart

Smith/Stewart set up allegorical situations over which they often have little to no control, but which instigate explorations of dependence and trust, the body, sex and death.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10