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THG presents two immersive film installations by international artist Mikhail Karikis: Children of Unquiet 2014 and SeaWomen 2012
The works share the experience of two very different communities; fisherwomen from the haenyeo community on Jeju island, Korea, and children brought up by the geothermal powerplant in Devil’s Valley, Tuscany.
Both communities have a unique relationship to their environment which is rich in natural resources. As processes of extraction evolve, this way of life is increasingly threatened. Through sounds of labour and community, Karikis encourages us to think about legacy, resistance and possible sustainable futures, across the generations.
Children of Unquiet (2013-14): Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton
This film was created with a group of forty-five children living in Devil’s Valley in Tuscany, a volcanic landscape and home to the world’s first geothermal power station. The area has become depopulated following the automation of the process of generating energy. The children take over the empty spaces, recreating the noises of both the natural and man-made landscape: the hissing of steam, the bubbling of water and groaning and rumbling of metal work.
The children begin to read to each other from philosophers Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri book Commonwealth, 2020. It is through their collective voice that we can imagine resistance and change. As the children shout - ‘Love is the institution of revolution’.
Ocean, Queens Drive, Exmouth EX8 2AY oceanexmouth.co.uk, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 5.
This audio-visual installation captures the experience of a 'haenyeo' woman’s day at sea: diving deep from the rocks; selling and sharing their catch; returning from the depths to their coastal base and sorting their nets.
The 'haenyeo' are an ancient and fast-vanishing community, who dive to depths of up to twenty meters with no oxygen supply to catch seafood, collect seaweed and find pearls.
Open Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm.
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