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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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These paired ‘terms’ are not synonyms nor are they binary oppositions but words that combine to (hopefully) produce un-rational anti-categories. The aim is to allow (encourage) the archive to be read in ways counter to normative or reductive categories. To allow things in the archive to appear in sometimes unlikely groupings and to resist essentialism.

Man in a dressing gown and foundation sits on a beige sofa
13 November 2010
Tramway

Iain Campbell

Iain Campbell F-W

A series of three short performed situations and statements to be examined or judged from the most interesting young musician in Glasgow (we think).

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
Tim Goldie wearing sunglasses and hat holds his hands over his ears, tongue out
12 November 2010
Tramway

Tim Goldie

Tim Goldie

Three intense solo performances for drums (both played and screamed through), cymbal, voice, credit card, bird whistle, and guitar amplifier/leads.

INSTAL 10
Cardboard boxes suspended in bunches from cords
15 May 2010
Tramway

Inferno Quiz Show

Taku Unami

Cardboard boxes, metal guitar, critical homage, attempts to describe things you can’t describe. A one-man Grand Guignol school play.

UNINSTAL
A shadow crouches on the floor amongst mic stands and boxes, one light source
28 February 2010
DCA

Taku Unami

Taku Unami

Taku’s actions strip back musical performance to one of its original proposals: what is an action and how does it create a situation for spending time together, for paying attention?

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A microphone hanging from a cable
26 February 2010
DCA

Mattin

Mattin

Taking a scalpel to the relationship between performer and audience: cutting something out to see what’s left, a drastic subtraction and shift of emphasis.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
Nikos Veliotis in safety goggles chips wood, cello and a projection in the back
21 March 2009
The Arches

Cello Powder

Nikos Veliotis

Nikos played every note that it’s possible to play on the cello, all played back as a one hour drone, while the cello was turned to powder and bottled.

INSTAL 09
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
A bare chested man with a bandana of their face writhes on a floor with a torch
16 February 2008
Stereo

KMVSNI

KMVSNI

Kylie Minoise Vs Nackt Insecten feedback/ vocal physical threat ‘vs’ ecstatic electronic cloudbursts

INSTAL 08
A large band play multiple instruments on a golden lit stage
16 February 2008
The Arches

Energy Births Form

Alan Silva Ben Hall David Keenan Don Dietrich Incapacitants Kazuo Imai Michiyo Yagi Sabu Toyozumi

We wanted to ask a bunch of the best high-energy-improvisers around; can musical form really taking shape via a group energy? Can individual concentration lead to a group consciousness?

INSTAL 08
Arika_Instal08_BryonyMcIntyre_Translation - A Campbell - D Nyoukis - JunkoIMG_3857
16 February 2008
The Arches

Translation

Aileen Campbell Dylan Nyoukis Junko

Trio vocal performance of a score by Achim Wollscheid with Aileen Campbell, Junko and Dylan Nyoukis.

INSTAL 08