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Arika – Episode 10: A Means Without End – DAY 5

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Arika – Episode 10: A Means Without End – DAY 5


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Arika – Episode 10: A Means Without End – DAY 5



Dates and times

Sunday 24 November 2019
2:00PM - 10:00PM

Complex ways of understanding our complex times. Maths & Poetics. Gesture & Physics. Collectivist Struggle & Desire. 

Day 5 of 5 days of performances, discussions, screenings and study sessions about how the art and thought of collectivist desires, the complex flow of contemporary maths and the counterintuitive realities of particle physics help us grow the capacity to be one another’s means without end. 

Jay Bernard | boychild | Mijke van der Drift | Denise Ferreira da Silva | James Goodwin | Stefano Harney | Laura Harris | Nathaniel Mackey | Alexander Moll | Fred Moten | Arjuna Neuman | Nat Raha | Nisha Ramayya | Wu Tsang | Ueinzz | Jackie Wang | Fernando Zalamea

Visit the Arika website for the full schedule and detailed programme information.
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2 – 3.30pm 
The utterly in common, or bodies of colour in the flesh - James Goodwin & Nisha Ramayya 
“Beginning where you and me ends, where we don’t so much come but are already here.” Join James and Nisha to talk about breath, erotics and flesh, about our social, poetic cosubstantiality. 

4 – 6pm
Multilogics and Poetics of Radical Transfeminism - Mijke van der Drift & Nat Raha
Underlying radical transfeminism, as an urgent critique of binary essentialism and fixed identities, is the call for a new kind of thinking that can move between and integrate the truths of all lives in their transformations.

7 – 7.25pm
Something Said - Jay Bernard 
FILM SCREENING & READING (English Subtitles on Film, Reading Captioned)
Haunted by the archive of the New Cross Fire, Jay Bernard presents a film and poetry reading that undertakes a queer exploration of black British history, reconstructed from archives and apparent debris.

7.30 – 8pm
aspects caught in the headspace we’re in - James Goodwin
READING (Captioned)
Goodwin’s writing emanates from the social life of poetry, from a condition of entanglement before — in already resisting — historically racially-specific forms of representation. Another word for this emanation is breath.

8.30 – 9pm
apparitions - Nat Raha 

READING (Captioned)
Transfeminist, communist, revolutionary poetry that refuses to flinch. Nat Raha presents new work in the nine.

9.15 – 10pm
Nathaniel Mackey

READING (No Captions)
“Mackey composes realist-mythic layering of lyrical prose unlike anything being written today.” — New York Times. “Our greatest living epic poet…Mackey’s poetry and criticism have reinvented modernism for our time.”— LitHub


All events are Pay What You Can, just turn up on the day. Attend for free if that makes the most sense for you. But if you can afford to pay, please do. A suggested average daily payment is £8, although less is also fine and more is welcomed if you have the means. Please come to as many events as you like, regardless of what you pay. Pay by cash or card at the Arika Desk in the Tramway Foyer. 

Most events at the Episode will have live Captioning, also known as Speech to Text Reporting (STTR). These events are noted as Captioned.

If you would like to attend any events and require BSL interpretation Arika will try to make that happen. Please contact Arika, with as much notice as possible on to arrange.

Content Notes: This Episode will involve improvised conversations and events whose content cannot be predicted. There could be topics or images that come up that some might find upsetting. We’ll make announcements before events, where appropriate. If you have any questions or concerns – speak to staff at the Arika Desk.

The Episode will host a Quiet Space a space for anyone who needs to chill out a bit, relax and take time out from the events and the bustle.

For full Visitor Info including further info on the above as well as Travel, Access and Where to Stay  information please go here 

Image - James Goodwin & Nisha Ramayya 



Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE

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