SATUDAY 16 JULY
BRIGHTON TOWN HALL (COUNCIL CHAMBERS)*
DOORS AT 5.45PM
Discovered by Bjork, described by Le Monde as a “sound alchemist” and lauded by The Wire for his “sumptuous experimentalism”, Mikhail Karikis’s work is hard to categorise. Constantly evolving, innovative and at times even wondrous, he creates complex sound collages totally engaging the listener.
MIKHAIL KARIKIS BIOGRAPHY
Mikhail Karikis is a Greek-born and London-based artist with a background in music, architecture and visual art. Equally embraced by the art gallery and the concert hall, his inter-disciplinary practice encompasses performance and sound art, music, video and drawing. Mikhail's recent work explores ideas of impossibility, difference and dis-articulation with a particular focus on the role of voice in addressing these notions (see Artist's Statement below).
Coined by critics a ‘sound alchemist’ (Le Monde), a 'primitive futurist' (French National Radio) and noted for his ‘sumptuous experimentalism’ (WIRE), Mikhail Karikis has a genre-challenging practice which includes the world-wide release of his music by pop experimentalist Björk (One Little Indian Records, 2005), the international releases οf his solo album Orphica (Sub Rosa, 2007) to enthusiastic critical acclaim, and his interdisciplinary concept album Morphica (Sub Rosa, 2009), nominated for a Qwartz Electornic Music Award (France). His sound art and performance art have featured in major institutions, galleries and festivals such as Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, BAFTA, British Film Institute, Sir John Soane's Museum, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Model Art & Niland Gallery, Milton Keynes Gallery, Kings Place London, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Musée des Beaux Arts de Nîmes, Whitstable Biennale, Colston Hall, Tate Britain, Lyric Hammersmith and De La Warr Pavilion. He has collaborated on number of occasions with dancer/choreographer Maurice Causey and Nederlands Dans Theater. He has contributions to numerous music compilations including DJ Spooky's Sound Unbound (MIT Press & Sub Rosa, 2008) alongside Steve Reich, Aphex Twin, Antonin Artaud and Sonic Youth; Bend It Like Beckett (Aphasia Recordings, 2006) alongside Scanner, Stephen Vitiello and David Toop.
Recent collaborators include PRADA, Sonia Boyce, Zineb Sedira, Cantamus Choir, The University of Oxford, Kings Place, Oreet Ashery, Uriel Orlow, Alamire Consort with members of the Hilliard Ensemble and the Sixteen, the Neo-Futurist Collective, Juice Ensemble, Gabriel Prokofiev, NonClassical, Claudia Molitor, Scratch the Surface Ensemble, Conal Gleeson, Rozalb de Mura, Emerald Ensemble, Resonance FM and others.
Mikhail Karikis's forthcoming projects in 2011 include the release of a film of his 2010 performance art opera project XENON: an exploded opera, a commission for the Barbican Arts Centre and a series of performances representing a national pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT MIKHAIL'S WEBSITE