Tuesday (!) 23 May 2017, 19:30-21:30 hrs.
Film Academy cinema
Having created works in different parts of the globe, ranging from a remote volcanic island in the North Pacific to a geothermal site in Italy and a deserted coal mine in South East England, Mikhail Karikis presents examples of his recent works and discusses the central role sound and in particular the human voice play in creating socially-engaged films which echo communal trauma, transgenerational bonds, or speculative and communally-imagined futures. Focusing on the theme of labour in the context of post-industrialisation, climate change and globalisation, in his talk Karikis will also expand on the cross-disciplinary methodologies he develops behind the scenes to orchestrate site-specific performances with the communities he collaborates with.
About Mikhail Karikis
Mikhail Karikis is a Greek/British artist based in London working in film and other media. He often collaborates with communities and creates films which highlight alternative modes of human existence and action. His work is shown widely in leading film festivals including Rotterdam International Film Festival 2017, international biennials including Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 (India), 19th Sydney Biennale 2014 (Australia), 3rd Aichi-Triennale in 2013 (Japan), Manifesta 9 in 2012 (Belgium), 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 (Italy) and others, as well as museums including Tate Britain (UK), Witte de With (Netherlands) and Seoul Museum of Art (S. Korea). He was shortlisted for the 2016 London Film Jarman Award (UK) and the 2015 Daiwa Art Prize (UK-JP). Also known for his music, Karikis’s works have been published by Bjork, DJ Spooky and on Sub Rosa records, and broadcast on most major European national radio stations including the BBC, RAI and Radio France. Karikis teaches moving image at the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art, London. A forthcoming survey of Karikis’s work will be exhibited at Casino Luxembourg: Forum d’Art Contemporain in summer 2017, and his new multi-channel film installation will premier in September at Aaurhus 2017 European Capital of Culture.