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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 circle of chairs in a room
24 February 2010

Investigation – Loïc Blairon & Marc Baron

Loïc Blairon Marc Baron

Loïc and Marc are proposing a series of investigations into the tension between improvisation and recording and how it can be used to engage with different spaces and environments around Dundee

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
Christof Migone with a tresses, wood and stopwatch
22 February 2010

Investigation – Christof Migone

Christof Migone

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

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
Taku Unami standing against a wall
22 February 2010
DCA

Investigation – Taku Unami

Taku Unami

With Taku we’ll carry out some simple proposals for doing almost nothing, for re-thinking sound with whatever comes to hand.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
Taku Unami looks moodily at a computer screen darkness all around
22 March 2009
The Arches

A Signature of the Room

Jean-Luc Guionnet Taku Unami

Simple maths and stringent scored instructions move precise frequencies and clicks to create a dense, fluctuating environment of standing waves and physical sound.

INSTAL 09
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
An audience seated and wearing eye masks
12 October 2008
DCA

Live Immersive Performance

A Performance exploring the nature of acousmatic listening; sound removed from visual context and understood for it’s own properties.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
Aileen Campbell on a trampoline singing Vivaldi accompanied by musicians
12 October 2008

As Jane Edwards and Geoffrey Rush

Aileen Campbell

A chorister attempting to sing Vivaldi, with live accompaniment, while trampolining for 20 minutes.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
A black and while still of a photograph of a man melting on a stove
11 October 2008
DCA

Film Programme: Sets

Christof Migone Various Artists Hollis Frampton

A programme that looks at how sound and image can be treated as variants in a collection of ordered objects; at how to create meaning from the similar, and to notice difference.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
A hand frames the word Panther written on a brick in pen
11 October 2008
DCA

Film Programme: Zorns Lemma

Hollis Frampton

One of the great experimental films. A 60 minute, three part riddle that maybe approximates our intellectual development by moving from imageless words to the recognition of silent images and the learning of simple tasks and finally a serenity and acceptance of death.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
Guy sherwin holding a mirror showing a projection of himself with another mirror
10 October 2008
DCA

Man With a Mirror

Guy Sherwin

A film performance about Guy then, and Guy now, as a metaphor for the passing of time, which of course all film is inherently about.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
Robin Hayward sits whilst playing a tuba with a ball of sand at the horn
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Sand

Robin Hayward

Robin Hayward – exploring the micro-sounds of a tuba, filling slowly with sand.

INSTAL 08
An animated suduko is on the screen as players perform to it
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Palimpsest #1

Benedict Drew Chris Weaver John Butcher Mark Bain Michael Colligan Rhodri Davies Robin Hayward Sarah Washington John Bain Lee Patterson

Performance of a Sudoko based graphic score giving rise to a process of self cancellation.

INSTAL 08