Mikhail Karikis


1-3 November, 2017

at Movimax, Sierre


Universität / Haute École
Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais / Sierre
Mikhail Karikis
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Mikhail Karikis 1-3 November 2017 at Movimax, Sierre.


The artist Mikhail Karikis is facilitating three days of interactive* workshops, with an artist talk and student presentations exploring experiential, kinaesthetic and emotive approaches to socially-engaged art practice. Utilising methodologies of radical pedagogy and exercises by P. Oliveros, A. Boal and J. Grotowski, and referencing texts by E. Illouz, Negri & Hardt, the activities will focus on the theme of the politics of love to address issues implicated in labour politics and de/industrialisation. Could love propose a reorientation of political thinking, a reorganisation of economic structures, and different realisations of work, productivity and spacial justice?


* these include exercises which involve movement - please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.



Selected Bibliography

A. Negri & M. Hardt, Commonwealth

Eva Illouz, Cold Intimacies: the Making of Emotional Capitalism 

Laura Kipnis, Against Love: A Polemic 

Tania Modleski, Loving with a Vengeance: Mass-produced Fantasies for Women





Mikhail Karikis is a Greek-British artist based in London and Lisbon. His work embraces moving image, sound, performance and other media, and emerges from his long-standing investigation of the voice as a sculptural material and a socio-political agent. His projects explore the energies that create collectivist dynamics while resonating people’s economic, cultural and psychological circumstances. Karikis often collaborates with communities with whom he orchestrates site-specific performances to camera which highlight alternative modes of human existence and agency. 

Shortlisted for the 2015 DAIWA Art Prize (JP/UK) and the 2016 Film London Derek Jarman Award (UK), Karikis exhibits widely in leading biennials including 3rd Kochi-Muziris Biennale, IN (2016); British Art Show 8, UK (2015-2017); 19th Biennale of Sydney, AU (2014); Mediacity Seoul, KR (2014); 2nd Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, JP (2013); Videonale 14, Bonn, DE (2013); Manifesta 9, Ghenk, BE (2012); Danish Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, IT (2011). Museum exhibitions include Music for Museums, Whitechapel Gallery, UK (2015); Art in the Age of Energy and Raw Materials, Witte de With, NL (2015); Listening, Hayward Touring, UK (2014-2015); Inside, Palais de Tokyo, FR (2014-2015); Assembly, TATE Britain, UK (2014) and elsewhere. His sound-works have been published worldwide by Bjork, UNICEF, MIT and Sub Rosa Records. Current solo exhibitions include his survey show Love Is the Institution of Revolution at Casino Luxembourg, and the premier of The Chalk Factory for European Capital of Culture 2017, Aarhus, Denmark.