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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 Repetition | Speaking Again

Work grouped in this theme might deal with bringing something from the past back into a present day context or perhaps the literal and/or obsessive repetition of something many times over. Highlights include the loud and emotional collective reading of Zong!, or the epic public reading of transcripts from one of the Combatant Status Review Tribunals that took place at U.S. military prison camp in Guantanamo Bay. It is our intention that the paired ‘terms’ that this theme is comprised of are not synonyms nor are they binary oppositions but words that combine to (hopefully) produce un-rational anti-categories. The aim is to allow (encourage) the archive to be read in ways counter to normative or reductive categories. To allow things in the archive to appear in sometimes unlikely groupings and to resist essentialism.

13 October 2006
The Arches

Infest – Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee

Cask-strength electrohypnol/ shroom damaged folk croonings by Lapsed Electronics empire builder responsible for recent Tremors blowouts.

INSTAL 06
Tony Conrad, Angarad Davies, Nikos Veliotis and Mark Wastel performing
17 February 2006
DCA

Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plane

Angharad Davies Mark Wastell Nikos Veliotis Tony Conrad

A trance inducing, flickering investigation of structural and minimalist droning from one of the key thinkers in sound and image over the last 50 years

Kill Your Timid Notion 06
Henri Chopin on stage smiling and operating a tape recorder
16 October 2005
The Arches

Henri Chopin

Henri Chopin

Renouncing the bind of the written word, Chopin’s sound poetry is a magical evocation of the pure powers of the voices, stripped bare of language.

INSTAL 05
A man in a cat mask operates musical equipment
15 October 2005
The Arches

Birchville Cat Motel

Birchville Cat Motel

Blissed-out sun-dappled drone ragas of the highest order, with a metal-tinged signature sound of plucked and bowed strings.

INSTAL 05
13 October 2005
The Universal

Stalled at Universal – Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee

Edinburgh. Cask-strength electrohypnol and shroom damaged folk croonings by Lapsed Electronics empire builder.

INSTAL 05
Charlemagne Palestine seated at two pianos surrounded by soft toys
21 May 2005

The Golden Mean

Charlemagne Palestine

An extravagant debauch of huge pianos, plush toys, cognac and ritual.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
Steffen Basho-Junghans backstage standing by a wall
17 October 2004
The Arches

Steffen Basho-Junghans

Steffen Basho-Junghans

Repetitive, mesmerizing rhythmic workouts, to pieces of stark and rigorous introspection, where notes picked and slid in isolation, scatter like mercury around the listener.

INSTAL 04
Charlemagne Palestine seated at the piano in red light
16 October 2004
The Arches

Charlemagne Palestine

Charlemagne Palestine

An extravagant debauch of plush toys and ritual. Palestine performed a version of Strumming Music, a trance inducing investigation into overtone systems achievable on a Bosendorfer Imperial Piano.

INSTAL 04
William Basinski in shirt and tie, blue screen behind, gold table to the fore
16 October 2004
The Arches

William Basinski

William Basinski

Improvising using nothing so much as the passage of time as his instrument, Basinski creates works of great melancholic depth and fragile beauty.

INSTAL 04
Z'EV performing with home made percussion instruments in a railway arch
16 October 2004
The Arches

Z’EV

Z’EV

US percussionist, poet, sound artist and instrument maker performing on self-made instruments constructed from industrial materials such as stainless steel, titanium, PVC plastics and various kinds of pipe.

INSTAL 04
Vibracathedral Orchestra on stage in red light
23 November 2003

Vibracathedral Orchestra & Matthew Bower & John Godbert

John Godbert Matthew Bower Vibracathedral Orchestra

For this one off performance Vibracathedral Orchestra are joined by Matthew Bower and John Godbert from mighty UK heavy/drone/psych free-noise behemoths Skullfower, Sunroof! and Total.

INSTAL 03
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