Compiling the works of artist Mikhail Karikis made in the past decade, For Many Voices includes both carefully selected images and critical essays in dialogue with his artistic practice.
Closely collaborating with children, elderly and disabled people confronted with alarming issues of labour and ecology, Karikis challenges the boundaries between actors and those acted upon, exploring the revolutionary potential of sound and embodied voice. What are the actual desires and demands of those who are mostly overheard? How can their voices be authentically expressed through artistic means? How to avoid speaking on behalf of the seemingly voiceless but let them speak for themselves?
With text contributions by Katerina Gregos, Ella Finer, Salomé Voegelin, Hannes Schumacher, Mami Kataoka and with a conversation between Elinor Morgan and Mikhail Karikis
Edited by Hannes Schumacher and Elinor Morgan
Design by In the shade of a tree
Supported by Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain and LUX London
Swiss bound double book with texts and coloured images
36 + 84 pages, 28cm x 20cm
Publication date: 7 July 2022