Mikhail Karikis

15 Jan 2022 – 5 Mar 2022

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Free admission

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG)

Honiton, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses from Exeter, Somerset, Dorset
  • Honiton BR (Waterloo-Exeter line)

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THG presents two immersive film installations by international artist Mikhail Karikis


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.

Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton

  • Children of Unquiet (2013-14)

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.

Ocean, Queen’s Drive, Exmouth 

Delivered in partnership with Arts and Culture, University of Exeter and Leisure East Devon. Supported by East Devon District Council and Arts Council England

This exhibition has been supported with loans from the Arts Council Collection. Founded in 1946, the Arts Council Collection is the UK’s most widely circulated loan collection of modern and contemporary British art and includes important examples by all of the UK’s prominent artists. For more information please see: www.artscouncilcollection.org.uk

Mikhail Karikis, Children of Unquiet, 2013-2014, HD video (colour) and stereo sound, 15mins 39sec. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Mikhail Karikis

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Exhibiting artists

Mikhail Karikis


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