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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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58 Results for Beyond | Category

With these theme we want to set work that doesn’t seem to fit close to or in any category at all alongside work that deals explicitly with category and practices of categorising, or escaping category. A couple of suggestions for starting to investigate this theme could be Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio’s performed film lecture about Caribbean cinema and Fred Moten and Saidiya Hartman disucssing what it might mean to be fugitive.

22 March 2009
The Arches

Sean Meehan & Taku Unami

Sean Meehan Taku Unami

Sean and Taku share an interest in structure, space and time. A spartan, abstract, considered and surprisingly musical set.

INSTAL 09
A large white circular form hovers in the mid distance at the end of a long room
11 October 2008
DCA

L’Anticoncept

Gil Wolman

60 minutes of hard ass minimal film, projected onto a weather balloon and accompanied by the inspired poetic rant of a visionary Frenchman.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
Inure Takehashi playing a snare drum among buddleia
15 July 2007
The former Abbeyhill Station

Shadowed Spaces Edinburgh

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

The site of the former Abbeyhill Station on the 1903 Leith branch of the Edinburgh and Dalkeith railway, overgrown and leading to as yet un-regenerated ‘wasteland’; taxi’s for 80 people, each instructed to take different routes between locations and; a slice of land concealed behind corporate business park branding off the Wester Approach Rd, apparently of no conceivable use and named ‘Chateaux de Scum’ by those who use it anyway.

Shadowed Spaces
Denis Wood talking to an audience seen through the aperture of an orange hole
14 July 2007
The Megastructure

Shadowed Spaces Cumbernauld

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

A series of badly felted lock-ups and garages + multiple locations within the Megastructure – a purpose built town centre in one building, comprising (in the 50’s at least) of housing (never occupied), shops, apartments, a hotel, ice rink, police station and other amenities

Shadowed Spaces
Tamio Shiraishi approaches an audience among grasses and concrete forms
12 July 2007
A concrete walkway ending in mid air

Shadowed Spaces Newcastle

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

A concrete walkway ending in mid air, a ridiculously tight squeeze between three office buildings and various other sites of Labour politician and council leader T. Dan Smith’s modernist regeneration projects and ‘slum clearances’ of the 1950’s and 60’s.

Shadowed Spaces
The sun low in the sky above Easterhouse, an audience at a performance
10 July 2007
The old public library in Easterhouse

Shadowed Spaces Easterhouse

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

Location: Around and about the old public library in Easterhouse; disinvested in and left to rot by the council but which was shamelessly, hastily and superficially cleaned by them in expectation of our event.

Shadowed Spaces
Inure Takehashi performing in a back corner of Dundee
8 July 2007
Bell Street Car Park

Shadowed Spaces Dundee

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

Location: between: the abandoned site of Parker House (ex-council office building) that became a student accommodation regeneration project, off the Dudhope roundabout; Bell Street Car Park entrance ramp and; the awkward (and otherwise used/ used otherwise) space left over between the back of Tesco’s and DW Sports on the Murraygate.

Shadowed Spaces
Sean Meehan performing in a on a curved wall before an audience
6 July 2007
Union Terrace Gardens

Shadowed Spaces Aberdeen

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

Disused railway turning circle at east end of Union Terrace Gardens, a historically public space at the centre of a regeneration land-grab for the private gain of a local petro-chemical magnate.

Shadowed Spaces
Current 93 on stage at INSTAL 04
16 October 2004
The Arches

Current 93

Current 93

One of the most revered and legendary underground acts of the past 20+ years, Current 93 is the constantly evolving creation of David Tibet.

INSTAL 04
Multiple versions of several mythical looking characters look up at the camera
19 October 2003
DCA

Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda

Ira Cohen

Beat poet Ira Cohen’s now infamous and wildly psychedelic film odyssey feeds one’s own seeing apparatus through beautifully warped and distorting mylar mirrors, resulting in a film dense and rich with visual arcana and poetry.

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