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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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56 Results for Resistance | Power

Some suggestions of ways in to exploring this theme could be Hortense Spillers’ conversation with Denise Ferreria da Silva on fleshliness and bodiliness and the From Subjection to Subjection discussion with Reina Gossett, Charlene Sinclair and Saidiya Hartman or Mujeres Creando throwing eggs in their Recipes to Change Society provocation.

a banner with painted letters saying sex work is work
20 April 2017
Terrence Higgins Trust

Community Discussion: LGBTQI People & Sex Worker’s Rights

Join Umbrella Lane and special guest migrant trans sex workers in a community discussion about the points of intersection in LGBT people’s rights and sex worker’s rights.

Sex Workers’ Festival of Resistance
Four People sitting in a row, one in red hair talking
20 April 2017
Strathclyde Uni

Supporting Sex Workers

Catriona O’Brien Chamindra Weerawardhana Gracie Mae Bradley Juno Mac Laura Watson Luca Stevenson Nadine Stott Paulina Nicol Sabrina Sánchez Thierry Schaffauser

Three panels offering opportunities to discuss how to build stronger alliances between the sex workers’ rights, migrants rights and reproductive justice movements and how to face, together, an increasingly punitive and reactionary system.

Sex Workers’ Festival of Resistance
Four people sat around a table on a stage. They are having a discussion.
23 October 2016
Tramway

Prefiguring the World We Want to Live In

Che Gossett Kai Lumumba Barrow Miss Major Tourmaline

How do communities practice being one another’s means, addressing their material problems facing them replicating the state’s violent logic of who is disposable.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
Sondra Perry stands on ladder in front of screen with multiple layered images
23 October 2016
Tramway

Lineage for a Multiple-Monitor Work-station

Sondra Perry

A celebration of our overabundant social entanglement and complicity, that remind us of how we can see ourselves, stripped of powers’ attempts to grasp us.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
Image says:Don't ask to fight their wars, don't tell them that's what we're for.
23 October 2016
Tramway

Against Inclusion

Dean Spade Eric A Stanley Mujeres Creando

What does it mean to resist seeking assimilation or inclusion within, or let our demands be co-opted by the very systems we seek to dismantle?

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
A person sat in a car waving. There is a parade & their jacket is colourful
22 October 2016
Tramway

Miss Major in conversation with Eric A Stanley

Eric A Stanley Miss Major

A conversation of intergenerational trans-resistance and anti-racist fierceness between two of the most inspiring public speakers we know.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
Sondra Perry in a stairwell wearing a Steadicam harness
22 October 2016
Tramway

Resident Evil

Sondra Perry

Jumping off from Sun Ra’s thoughts on evil, and the Alien films, this performance will explore how the sociality Sondra wants to visualise and participate in has no interest in respectability.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
Mujeres Creando red banner says creativity is an instrument for social struggle
22 October 2016
Tramway

Recipes to Change Society

Mujeres Creando

A sort of prayer and conference, a sort of scream and dialogue – a monologue and declaration at the time, addressing how we can build complicity with one another.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
A group of people on a stage, they move quickly. One has their hands in the air
22 October 2016
Tramway

[b]reach: The Fugitive Chronicles – an open rehearsal

Gallery of the Streets Glasgow Open Dance School Kai Lumumba Barrow

The ongoing development of [b]reach, an abolitionist black queer retelling of Marge Piercy’s incredible feminist utopian novel Woman on the Edge of Time.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
People sitting around a table listening and talking
22 October 2016
Tramway

Captive Genders – Criminalisation

Che Gossett English Collective of Prostitutes Eric A Stanley Scot-Pep/ Umbrella Lane Tourmaline

What is happening when systems of repression try to grasp communities’ ways of being, living or surviving, applying laws of sexuality, gender or race to cast them as criminal?

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
Two people standing by a door, one is wearing a purple cloak
21 October 2016
Tramway

Criminal Queers

Chris Vargas Eric A Stanley

Criminal Queers visualises a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex, working to abolish the multiple ways our hearts, genders, and desires are confined.

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp
Four people on stage have a discussion. A screen projects images behind them
21 October 2016
Tramway

Life In Flight From Every Prison

Dean Spade Joshua Allen Tourmaline We Will Rise

Is there a link between the ways we’re caged and exiled by the prison-industrial complex and the ways people’s bodies are violently categorised and segregated by race, class, gender or ability?

Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp