Paul Abbott and Cara Tolmie / Mikhail Karikis

  • The Legal Team, The Singer, The Chorus and The Gait, Paul Abbott and Cara Tolmie, Performance, 2014.

Past Event

This event was on 3 October, 4pm

For this double bill, musician Paul Abbott and artist Cara Tolmie collaborate and Mikhail Karikis performs solo, in two sets that explore the importance of the voice.

London-based artist Cara Tolmie works across sound, voice, performance and film.  With musician Paul Abbott, she creates performances that explore moving image, drums, voice, electronics, words, movement and objects.

Mikhail Karikis’ work embraces a variety of media to create immersive audio-visual installations and performances which emerge from his long-standing investigation of the voice.

Doors open 30 minutes before performance starts. This is a standing event, with limited seating provided on request


Mikhail Karikis, Voice Sculpture
Mikhail Karikis performs Lucian Berio, Sequenza III for voice
Mikhail Karikis, Voice Sculpture
Mikhail Karikis, Untitled in CoF Minor
Mikhail Karikis, Voice Sculpture
Mikhail Karikis, Cerberus

Cara Tolmie & Paul Abbott, Queen of the Shell

The programme will last approximately 1 hour.


London-based musician Paul Abbott has performed at numerous venues and galleries, including London’s Raven Row, Café OTO, ICA and South London Gallery; the Arnolfini, Bristol; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill; and CCA, Glasgow.

Cara Tolmie’s recent solo projects include Pley, commissioned and produced by Picture This and exhibited at Spike Island, Bristol and at Artissima, Turin; and Otiumfold  commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery, London. She participated in the LUX AAP 2009/10 and has been selected for the Mejan Residents Programme in Stockholm 2015/16. She has created solo projects for Whitstable Biennale, Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London and Dundee Contemporary Arts. Her work has been featured in numerous group events at Tate Modern, London; the LUX Biennial, ICA, London; and at Art Basel, Miami.

Mikhail Karikis is a Greek/British artist who lives in London. He studied architecture in London at the Bartlett School (UCL), and completed his MA and PhD at the Slade School of Art, London. Karikis’ work was included in Listening (2014–15), a Hayward Gallery, London touring exhibition, and has been shown at the Biennale of Sydney, Seoul Museum of Art, Palais de Tokyo, Tate Britain, the Barbican, 54th Venice Biennale, Whitstable Biennale, and De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. Recent solo exhibitions include Children of Unquiet at Villa Romana, Florence, Italy (2014); SeaWomen, at Arnolfini, Bristol (2013) and Wapping Project, London (2012).

Conceived in association with: Guest Curator Tom Trevor.

In partnership with:
The Vinyl Factory



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