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Across a number of Arika events Writing and Reading have been key practices with numerous iterations. As a way in here are a few highlighted events: Fred Moten’s reading of his poems at Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle, Amiri Baraka and Henry Grimes’s poetry and double bass duo and Evan Calder Williams’ talk about horror and darkness.

A projected quotation about wandering in hollows and dark thoughts
26 February 2012
Tramway

All the Colours of the Dark, Except Black

Evan Calder Williams

A chat, with examples (Zola, H. P. Lovecraft, Hammer Horror), about blackness and the sheer stupid thickness of what has no profundity whatsoever.

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness
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25 February 2012
Tramway

The View From Nowhere Part 2

Alexi Kukuljevic Mark Fisher Ray Brassier

Has neoliberal capitalism locked down social experience? Are our seemingly subjective desires, our identities, pre-packaged by dominating social structures?

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness
Vanessa Place listening while Mark Sanders talks
13 November 2010
Tramway

Consequences and complicities of conceptualism

Mark Sanders Vanessa Place

Conceptual writer and practicing lawyer Vanessa Place performs and talks with Mark Sanders, author of the brilliant “Complicities: The Intellectual and Apartheid”

INSTAL 10
Vanessa Place reading from white papers in a black room
12 November 2010
GFT

Notes on Conceptualism Lecture

Vanessa Place

Vanessa Place talks at The Friday Event series at the Glasgow School of Art about her practice as a writer.

INSTAL 10
Craig Dworkin standing by a microphone giving a talk
16 May 2010

FACT

Craig Dworkin

Dworkin asks: What would a non-expressive poetry look like? A poetry of intellect rather than emotion?

UNINSTAL
Christian Bok's blackboard diagram
16 May 2010

Two Dots over a Vowel

Christian Bök

Christian Bök‘s work spans thrillingly conceptual poetry to body-shaking vocal performances.

UNINSTAL
A cactus and coffee cup and a sheet of paper sit on a table
28 February 2010
DCA

Poetic Justice

Hollis Frampton

A cinema of the mind, a film to take place in the viewers’ imagination(s).

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A black screen with the word, "words" written in large letters
23 February 2010
DCA

So Is This

Michael Snow

Investigate film as language, via the language of film reduced to the basic units of film and language. A film as text in which each frame is a single word.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
Steve McCaffery sits at a round table and reads into a microphone
21 March 2009
The Arches

Carnival

Steve McCaffery

Leading language/ action/ sound poet performed his groundbreaking concrete poem, a dizzying mandala of text, symbols and rubber stamps; a kind of book as reading machine.

INSTAL 09
a newspaper clipping of a drawing of a donkey, side on
29 November 2008
BFI Southbank CCA Arnolfini

Word Associations

Various Artists Guy Sherwin John Smith

A programme of discontinuity between narration, text and image. Including Manual Saiz’s employment of John Malkovich’s Spanish dubbing double and Peter Rose’s absurdly hilarious concrete poetry subtitling chaos.

Kill Your Timid Notion on Tour
A woman passenger reaches over and speaks to the driver in the convertible car
12 October 2008
DCA

Film Programme: The Last Clean Shirt

Alfred Leslie

A parody of a (Manhattan) road movie and meditation on bifurcation, in paths traveled between the seen and the heard; a road trip played over and over from different perspectives.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
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