Arika have given us their full audio visual archive to use. Here’s a slice of the catalogue for you to start working with. This is the first time that the organisation have released this content into the big wide world, consider yourselves lucky.
Download a slice of the Arika archive here (csv).
What is Arika?
Arika organise experimental music, film and art events. We’ve been doing that since 2001. We’re interested in those artforms as ways of thinking, and as useful ways to engage with the world. We’re interested in how music and film can develop through interaction with radical practices in other disciplines: artistic and non-artistic alike.
We’ve organised major events with organisations across the UK, including: Arnolfini (Bristol), The Arches (Glasgow), British Film Institute (London), Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow), Dundee Contemporary Arts, Glasgow School of Art, The Sage Gateshead. And we’ve organised events in community spaces and non-arts locations across Scotland, e.g.: an oil tank in Orkney, megastructures in Cumbernauld, autonomous community spaces in Kinning Park.
Over the last ten years, we’ve documented all these events, through video, stills and audio tracks, resulting in a huge archive of artefacts that we’re now slowly beginning to get online.
What is Arika interested in?
We’re specifically interested in finding ways of exploring some of the following issues:
How can we make this archive available and attractive to non-specialists, people who don’t really think they like or want to like experimental work?
How do we make our archive mobile?
How might people do something inventive online with this stuff?
Can we give people ways of creating & re-mixing new content out of the original files?
Can we show how the archive fits into the broader landscape – where do the artists & their work sit in a bigger creative context?
We don’t need a web interface – we’ve got one of those on the way… we’re interested in exploring exactly what we can *do* with this vast resource.
The audio visual content supplied by Arika is licensed on a case by case basis – please check the dataset during the 24 hours of Culture Hack Scotland if you plan to use it. If an artist has specified that they’re anti-copyright or not fussed, then you can use this license. Otherwise, please stick to this one.