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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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58 Results for Beyond | Category

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.

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

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
Tramway

Assemblages

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
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16 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.

Episode 7: We Can’t Live Without Our Lives
Make A Way Out of No Way Poster Graphic
26 – 28 September 2014
Tramway Stereo

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way

A 3-day exploration – through performance, screenings and discussion – of the art and politics of wayward communities who refuse to be bound by the fictions of race and sex.

A gloomy corridor
27 September 2014
Tramway

Fugitivity and Waywardness

Fred Moten Saidiya Hartman

An open conversation hosted by Saidiya Hartman and Fred Moten around ‘fugitivity’ and ‘waywardness’ and what it means to be in flight, excessive or ungovernable.

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way
Hidden In Plain Sight Poster Graphic
23 – 26 May 2013
Tramway Stereo

Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight

Voguing, drag, clubbing, and the politics of communities making different performances of gender and sexuality visible.

A gender queer performer sits in a chair on stage, smoking, flanked by plants
26 May 2013
Tramway

Boudry/Lorenz

Pauline Boudry Renate Lorenz

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

Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight
Fred Moten in a black and red shirt prepares for a discussion
21 April 2013
Tramway

Fred Moten – Chat

Fred Moten

In many ways, this Episode is our attempt to engage with Fred’s incredible writing: with his proposal that all black performance (culture, politics, sexuality, identity, and blackness itself) is improvisation.

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
A medium shot black & white portrait of Sonia Sanchez, head leaning on hand
21 April 2013
Tramway

Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez

A poet, playwright and activist, Sanchez emerged as a seminal figure in the 1960s Black Arts Movement, writing in the name of black culture, civil rights and women’s liberation.

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio in a yellow jumpsuit dances whist a B&W film plays
20 April 2013
Tramway

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
Four folks sit around a table looking out of frame to someone asking a question
20 April 2013
Tramway

The Experiment: Pt. 2

Amiri Baraka Fred Moten Sonia Sanchez Wadada Leo Smith

How does this practice, that simultaneously resists and honours the distinctions between these genres, materials and senses, determine the inhabitation of another: a convergence of aesthetic and social experimentation?

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle