A still from 'Estate: a Reverie', 2015 by Andrea Luka Zimmerman. It shows someone in a orange coat with their hood up spraypainting a brick wall
Online Event
Tue 14 Jul 2020

Double Bill: Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Mikhail Karikis Film Screening

Programmed by students at The Courtauld Institute of Art

Tue 14 Jul 2020
18.00 - 19.45
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Artists Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Mikhail Karikis come together for a special double bill screening of their films Estate, A Reverie and Children of Unquiet, which feature in the exhibition Unquiet Moments.

Filmed over 7 years, Zimmerman’s Estate, A Reverie offers an intimate insight into the community of the Haggerston public housing estate in London in the years prior to its demolition. Made in close collaboration with the estate’s residents, the film looks to avoid the statistical lens housing estates are so often viewed through. Zimmerman’s film emphasises the ‘spirited existence’ of this community, whilst quietly drawing attention to the underlying neglect by wider social and political forces.

Also the result of close collaboration, in Mikhail Karikis’ Children of Unquiet a group of local children take over an abandoned geothermal power plant. Set within an area of Tuscany known as the Devil’s Valley, this failed modernist project stands as a metaphor for the economic and political disempowerment inflicted upon a younger generation by the changes of capitalist logic. Yet through their aural and physical interventions in the landscape, the children draw upon this sense of disquiet to challenge prevailing narratives, evoking an alternative, more hopeful vision for the future.

This double-bill screening will be followed by a conversation between the artists, who will explore how these films relate to themes raised by the exhibition Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday.

This event is part of The Courtauld and Somerset House collaborative digital programme which is supported by

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Part I - Mikhail Karikis

Part II - Andrea Luka Zimmerman

Part III - Artists in Conversation

Mikhail Karikis, still from Children of Unquiet, 2013-2014. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist.

Header image: Andrea Luka Zimmerman, still from Estate: a Reverie, 2015. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist and Fugitive Images.