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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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These paired ‘terms’ 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.

Jandek on stage wearing a hat & playing an electric guitar
17 October 2004
The Arches

Jandek

Alex Neilson Jandek Richard Youngs

Jandek’s first ever live performance. Unannounced, the performance was a total surprise for everybody at the festival.

INSTAL 04
A packing case with the word ALIVE painted on it sits on stage
16 October 2004
The Arches

Baby Dee

Baby Dee

Former street performer, organist, performance artist, circus performer, harpist, accordion player, tree surgeon and tricyclist performing solo.

INSTAL 04
Richard Youngs standing with a microphone at INSTAL 04
16 October 2004
The Arches

Richard Youngs

Richard Youngs

One of the most incessantly experimental musicians in the UK, Youngs’ aesthetic is entirely unique, never really part of any scene [whilst influencing many], steadfastly unafraid and honest

INSTAL 04
Instal 03 publicity flyer
23 November 2003
The Arches

INSTAL 03

INSTAL’s third outing saw performances by AMM, Cosmos (Sachiko M & Ami Yoshida), Voreboms, Vibracathedral Orchestra with Matthew Bower and John Godbert, Paragon Ensemble, Merzbow and Ryoji Ikeda.

V∞redoms on stage at INSTAL 03 amidst at least three drum kits
23 November 2003
The Arches

V∞redoms

Rare UK performance by legendary Japanese post punk group during their 4 drummers + synth / vocals phase.

INSTAL 03
Merzbow: Masami Akita looking at a computer screen
23 November 2003
The Arches

Merzbow

Merzbow takes the junk of sound and transforms it into blistering noise assaults with an incredible spectrum and impact.

INSTAL 03
Whitehouse shirtless on stage in the arches waving their arms
23 November 2003
The Arches

Whitehouse

Whitehouse

Formed as a means to realise William Bennett’s goal of “a sound that could bludgeon an audience into submission”

INSTAL 03
Makoto Kawabata playing electric guitar in front of a projection
19 October 2003
DCA

The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda

Acid Mothers Temple

Freak-out group for the 21st century perform a live soundtrack to Ira Cohen’s infamous psychedelic masterpiece ‘The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda’

Kill Your Timid Notion 03
Ruins drummer at KYTM 03
19 October 2003
DCA

Ruins & Ian Halliwell

Ian Helliwell

Giants of the Japanese avant-rock scene Ruins are a hardcore prog rock bass + drums duo led by drummer extraordinaire Tatsuya Yoshida and joined in Dundee by Sasaki Hisashi.

Kill Your Timid Notion 03
a man in green clothes is wrapped to a drum kit by red tape
18 October 2003
DCA

Sunburned Hand of the Man

Sunburned Hand of the Man

First live show outside the USA featuring one-off film pieces and live theatre from the ringleaders of the ‘weird new America’ psych folk explosion.

Kill Your Timid Notion 03
Image with the word: Rhomboi
9 December 2001
The Arches

Rhomboi

Rhomboi

Ex Ganger guitarist’s solo performance for guitar and fx, featuring breathless processed guitar, complex in structure and melody.

INSTAL 01