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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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92 Results for Objectivity | Instrument

This theme gives us the chance to present work that deals with ‘things’ ‘objects’ ‘objectivity’ ‘instrumentality’ and, on a more practical level, musical ‘instruments’ and so forth. Check out Dawn Kasper who took both of these notions and played with them in her performance at Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness.

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
Klaus sits at a table and plays electronics whilst Radu plays trombone
21 March 2009
The Arches

Klaus Filip & Radu Malfatti

Klaus Filip Radu Malfatti

Radu plays a trombone, Klaus creates pure sine waves: they sound on their own, or sometimes together and often with considerable space and silence.

INSTAL 09
Jean-Luc and Toshi sitting near an organ
20 March 2009
Glasgow University Chapel

Jean-Luc Guionnet & Toshimaru Nakamura

Jean-Luc Guionnet Toshimaru Nakamura

Brain boiling duo improvisation by great Japanese no input mixing desk pioneer Toshi Nakamura and french organ philosopher Jean-Luc Guionnet.

INSTAL 09
A dome of a white observatory in front of a dark blue sky
29 November 2008
BFI Southbank CCA

Location Location Location

Various Artists Guy Sherwin

Experience a sense of being in the world, in a specific space and time. Including Jeanne Liotta’s recordings of the ionosphere and Walter Ruttmann’s radical 35mm precursor to musique concrète.

Kill Your Timid Notion on Tour
Beams of light fanning out across an audience from different directions
29 November 2008
BFI Southbank BFI IMAX ICA Spike Island Arnolfini CCA

Light Trap

Greg Pope Norbert Möslang

Out of a dark haze, shafts of light emerge, as the emulsion is scratched from the surface of the film. Simultaneously, out of the black silence, noise and audible scratches bloom into a bright drone.

Kill Your Timid Notion on Tour
Strips of 16mm laid horizontally to show red and yellow flares of light
12 October 2008
DCA

Film Programme: Feedback

John Butcher Luis Recoder Paul Sharits Various Artists Toshiya Tsunoda

The pieces in the programme switch between silent film/ imageless sound, but we wanted to have a think about how ideas can take up residency on either side of the sound/ image border, without having to inhabit both at the same time.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
an overflowing bowl of water in a sink displays beautiful interference waves
11 October 2008
DCA

Film Programme: Events

Benedict Drew Takehisa Kosugi Various Artists

Everyday objects and materials (rubber bands, paper, a sink, microphones) disabused of their inertia and made to speak for themselves in a kind of focusing in on the tiny, repetitive, almost unobserved (sonic/ visual) potential of everyday things put into motion.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
twelve rectangular images projected on a long screen
10 October 2008
DCA

After Leonardo

Keith Rowe Malcolm Le Grice

A poetic multi-screen performance about “the inadequacy of the arbitrary passing moment and the impossibility of permanence”. About time and change.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
Pieces of coal on a sheet of white paper
10 October 2008
DCA

Benedict Drew & Sachiko M

Benedict Drew Sachiko M

Laser beam sine tones used to draw delicate, abstract patterns by vibrating charcoal, placed atop of a great strip of paper running through the gallery; beautiful, fragile sound-created autonomous drawing.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
Arika_Instal08_BryonyMcIntyre_Marginal Consort - Imai 2106
17 February 2008
The Arches

Marginal Consort

Marginal Consort

Durational group-mind drone and clatter: bamboo, electronics, the contents of your local ironmongers bin. A 3-hour set from this legendary Japanese improvisation group.

INSTAL 08
Three performers on stage, two on electronics and one sings
15 February 2008
Stereo

Blood Stereo

Blood Stereo Heather Leigh Murray

Goofily deformed, deeply thought vocal jams: like the sound of your own breath rushing through your head.

INSTAL 08