Karikis, Mikhail

Korea’s latest addition to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage register makes an appearance in Greenwich this month. Full-size portraits of Jeju’s famous diving women by Hyung S. Kim; another chance to experience Mikhail Karikis’s video and sound installation Sea Women (LKL reviews the 2012 Wapping installation of the work here); plus, if like me you […]

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Michael Karikis captures the other-wordly sound of the haenyo

by Philip Gowman 22 July 2012
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Mikhail Karikis’s Sea Women project, installed in the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station for six weeks up to 7 July, comprised two separate but connected works. The less remarkable part was some video footage of the haenyo at work. In subject matter this was nothing that has not been seen before in other documentary films – […]

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Mikhail Karikis: SeaWomen of Jejudo at The Wapping Project

by Philip Gowman 8 June 2012
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The story and harsh livelihood of Jeju-do’s famous diving women have always captivated artists and documentary-makers who have come across them. From Kyung-sook Schoenman’s photo spread in National Geographic a decade or so ago, via Barbara Hammer’s documentary film “Diving Women of Jeju-do” and Brenda Paik Sunwoo’s more recent photobook “Moon Tides: Jeju Island Grannies […]

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“A Room” Exhibition at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 27 June 2011
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Details of the KCC’s exhibition which will see us through the summer months, focusing on homes and interiors: A Room: New Readings of Korean Tradition 28 June 2011 – 31 August 2011 The Korean Cultural Centre (UK) is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition A Room: New Readings of Korean Tradition, a compelling exhibition that […]

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