An interview with Mikhail Karikis which expands on themes and ideas raised in his film ‘No Ordinary Protest’, currently on show at Art Exchange.
In this work, Karikis explores the transformative power of communal sound-making by working with a class of 7 year olds from an East London primary school. Together they contemplate the worlds’ ecological future – taking as their inspiration Ted Hughes’ novel ‘The Iron Woman’ as an ecofeminist parable in which communal listening and noise-making become tools to change the world.
Mikhail Karikis is a Greek/British artist based in London and Lisbon. His work embraces moving image, sound and other media to create immersive audio- visual installations and performances which emerge from his long-standing investigation of the voice as a sculptural material and a socio-political agent.
This interview was commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella as part of their Frames series that accompanies the FVU/Jerwood awards.
Mikhail Karikis, No Ordinary Protest (2018). Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Whitechapel Gallery, London
The interview will available here, online from Thursday 28 January