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This Current Between Us public programme, guided tours, talks and live performances.
Sunday, January 29, 2023
18:30: "102 Years Out of Synch" by Mikhail Karikis, Performance, 57' (T Building)
102 Years Out of Synch is an audiovisual performance that also exists as a sound installation exploring the striking legendary, literary and cinematic connections between the invention of sustainable energy production, Dante's Inferno, the first Italian feature film, and the sonic imaginary of Hell. This work takes place at the Devil's Valley in Tuscany, the location of the world's oldest and one of the largest geothermal power plants. According to local lore, Dante visited this area in the 14th century and was inspired by its fascinating geology in composing his famous narrative poem. In 102 Years Out of Synch, Mikhail Karikis retraces Dante's footsteps to capture what the poet may have heard during his visit to the area; he has also recorded geothermal energy sounds and the industrial noise omnipresent in the contemporary soundscape. Combining new footage, excerpts from a 1911 silent film directed by Giuseppe de Liguoro, field recordings, storytelling and extended vocals, 102 Years Out of Synch excavates layers of folklore, industrial archaeology, subterranean resonances and aural imaginary.
Mikhail Karikis (b. Thessaloniki), currently lives between London and Lisbon and works with moving image, sound, and performance. Focusing on listening as a creative approach, his practice speaks to the activist imaginary and stimulates our ability to project possible or desirable futures of self-determination and action. Karikis has internationally presented his work in many important contemporary art biennials, museums, and film festivals.
The exhibition "This Current Between Us" takes place within the framework of the project "The Other Body", in collaboration with Blow-Up, Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) and the PPC, with the support of the Hellenic Republic Ministry of Culture & Sports. Powered by PPC
PPC Historic Steam Electric Power Station of Neo Faliro
Solomou 1 & Dimitriou Falireos, 18547 Piraeus, Greece
Neo Faliro (900m)
Exit via Zaimi Str, and walk 8' towards Athens
Solomou Str is the extension of Zaimi Str.
Exit via Kefallinias Str, and walk 12' towards Piraeus
Right-turn onto Karaoli & Dimitriou, cross the bridge to your right.
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Mikhail Karikis,102 Years Out of Synch, 2013_2015,Multimedia installation, vinyl print wallpaper, stereo sound installation, video projection by Thanassis Gatos8