Inspiration from British Arts Show8

After watching the work by Mikhail Karikis, I was inspired for some reason to write the following which is not necessarily related to his context but a product of some of the words on screen at the time.

‘In Children of Unquiet (2013-14), Karikis explores the socio-political and industrial history of Larderello, Italy, the site of the world’s first geothermal power station. Technological developments at the plant in the late 1970s made huge numbers of its workers redundant and resulted in the villages built to house them being abandoned. In Karikis’s film, local children reanimate one of these silenced villages through play, and recreate the noises – the hiss of steam from the geysers, the roar of the factory’s pipes – of the volcanic landscape that they grew up in.’ (


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