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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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142 Results for Screening | Projection

Arika have engaged in the presentation of many types of screening works, expanded cinema practices, films and clips. The archive includes discussions surrounding the films we screened and film performances, but not the actual films we screened. Here is a few suggestions of ways into investigating this Screening and Projection theme. The Museum of Non-Participation is a live expanded cinema and spoken word event from Episode 1: A Film is a Statement, Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio’s film/lecture performance about Caribbean cinema and Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz’s punk, drag, queer film and lecture environment.

A man in garden looks at the screen - "We're here among ourselves…"
16 April 2015

Every Little Thing

Dir. Nicolas Philibert

Documentary of La Borde clinic in France and its radical politics of experimentation, in which residents and staff reciprocate in a kind of entanglement, an opening up amongst themselves.

Episode 7: We Can’t Live Without Our Lives
A medium close up of the thick trunk and roots of a mangrove tree
16 April 2015


Dir: Maurizio Lazzarato & Angela Melitopoulos

A filmic constellation exploring Felix Guattari’s anti-patriarchal, anti-colonialist, anti-psychiatric, animist ideas of care and the self. And an Introduction to the Episode.

Episode 7: We Can’t Live Without Our Lives
A woman looks towards the camera from the a low angle, there are trees behind
28 September 2014

Dreams are Colder than Death

Arthur Jafa

A landmark film on black life – a poetic filmic constellation of meditations, fragments and interviews on what it means to be black in America in the 21st century, from one of its great cinematographers.

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way
27 September 2014

Touching the Imperceptible

Arthur Jafa Kara Keeling

A performed filmic conversation on queer and black world making.

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way
B&W film still of a boy jumping from one roof to another, taken from below
26 September 2014

Killer of Sheep

Killer of Sheep is an undisputed masterpiece of African-American filmmaking and one of the most poetic, perceptive dramas ever made about family and community.

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way
The blurry figure of a dog crosses the camera, entering a doorway
26 May 2013

My Dog Is My Piano

Antonia Baehr

An audio/ video, lecture/ performance exploring the queer and companionly inter-activity of human-animal relations.

Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight
A gender queer performer sits in a chair on stage, smoking, flanked by plants
26 May 2013


Pauline Boudry Renate Lorenz

Trans-temporal drag, sexuality and the re-staging of illegible moments in history.

Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight
Terre Thaemlitz lies on the ground, next to a motorcycle, posing provocatively
25 May 2013

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
Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio in a yellow jumpsuit dances whist a B&W film plays
20 April 2013

Ni ‘mamita’ Ni ‘mulatita’

Teresa María Díaz Nerio

A performed film lecture exploring how the ‘Rumberas’ of Caribbean cinema of the 40’s and 50’s subverted demeaning images of themselves through dance, sound and a sociality that insisted on blackness as being a cultural performance, not simply due to skin colour.

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
A screen showing two people holding a Sotherbys Bad for Art banner
3 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

The Indivisible or Inadmissable Committee

When one calls a strike, who hears the call, who attunes and listens to it? How to listen to the call of a strike? What prevents one from hearing this call or stops one from listening to it?

A survey is a process of listening
A chorus in white boiler suits stand behind a concrete frieze of Russian workers
22 January 2012

The Songspiels of Chto Delat?

Chto Delat

The Songspiels take on a mode of musical theatre developed by playwright Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill in the early twentieth century, presenting political and social concerns through the accessible and (often funny) form of song.

Episode 1: A Film is a Statement