Re-imagining | Passing

Can things be otherwise than they are? Some of the work shown at Arika events asks "What if?" on some pretty radical levels. We're also grouping work here which explores identity, and the negotiation of identities through different modes of performance. Some fine examples include the boychild performances from Episode 5: Hidden in Plain Sight and the rich and in depth Realness discussion between participants at Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way. 

To give some context to the idea of the themes, they are proposed as paired ‘terms’, that are not synonyms or 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.