Mikhail Karikis “Work Quartet” Film Screening + Performance

3 March 2014
We are pleased to have the event of Mikhail Karikis, on 10th April 2014 in Tokyo.
Mikhail Karikis’s first screening in Japan of “Work Quartet” including Sounds from Beneath which got a great responce at Aichi Triennale 2013 and latest work Children of Unquiet. Also The Highflyer will be performed.
Promotion Film: https://vimeo.com/86114535

Date: Thr. 10 April, 2014 19:30–21:30( 19:00 doors open)
Venue: space&cafe Polepole Za Higashi Nakano 4-4-1 Nakano-ku, Tokyo  http://za.polepoletimes.jp/
Addmission: 2,000 JPY (Reserved 1,800 JPY)
Reservation: Please email include your name, number of tickets, and telephone number to info.mikhail.jp@gmail.com

Mikhail Karikis’s work emerges from his long-standing investigation of the human voice as a sculptural material and a conceptual compass, which he employs to explore notions of community and politics of work, impossibility and address of difference. Karikis’s interdisciplinary approach embraces visual art, performance and sound, often generating collaborative projects which engage other art practitioners or specific communities positioned outside the mainstream. His work ranges from the poetic to the theatrical,
and activates the potential for ruptures both in perception and ethical concerns. His work in sound, video and performance emerges from his long-standing investigation of the human voice which he employs to explore notions of community, professional identity and human rights. “Work Quartet” which explores the relationship between vocal performance and cultural identity.

Mikhail Karikis
Born in 1975 in Thessaloniki (Greece), based in London. He works with sound, video and performance. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions worldwide, including 2nd Aichi Triennale (2013); Manifesta 9 (2012); 30th São Paulo Biennial (2012); 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale (2011); and 54th Venice Biennale (2011). He has a PhD and Master of Arts from the Slade School of Fine Art, London and is a Senior Lecturer in Performance and Visual Art at the Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton.
He has also collaborated with celebrated vocal groups such as Alamire and The Hilliard Ensemble, and is well known for his ambitious remixes of contemporary pop musicians Björk and DJ Spooky.