Thrills and Chills
curated by Christina Androulidaki and Daily Lazy
Michalis Adamis, Patrick Alt, Dimitrios Antonitsis, Alma Bakiaj, Gabriel Braun, Yorgos Vavilousakis, Angelika Vaxevanidou, Alexandros vasmoulakis,Kostis Velonis, The Callas, Capten, Zoi Gaitanidou, Yuli Garoufalaki, Maria Georgoula, Leonidas Giannakopoulos, Christos Giannopoulos, Vaso Gavaise, Vangelis Gokas, Maria Dabow, Manolis Daskalakis Lemos, Nikolas Diamantidis, Emma Dixon, Farida El-Gazzar, Michalis Zacharias, Vasilis Zografos, Vassilis H., Fabian Fobbe, Pius Fox, Florent Gilbert, Daniel Jackson, Michelle Jezierski, Filippos Kavakas, Stefanos Kamaris, Renata Kaminska, Katerina Kana, Nikos Kanarelis, Daniel Kannenberg, Alexia Karavela, Irini Karayanopoulou, Stelios Karamanolis,Apostolos Karastergiou, Vasilis P. karouk, Yorgia Karidi, Andreas Ragnar Kasapis, Daniel Kingery, Halina Kliem, Thanos Klonaris, Panos Kokinias, Yorgos Kontis, Konstantinos Ladianos, Dimitra Lazaridou, Alexandros Laios, Maria Lianou, Eva Marathaki, Nikos Markou, Albert Mayr, Eleni Bagaki, Dimitris Baboulis,Irini Bachlitzanaki, Margarita Bofiliou, Petros Nikoltsos, Myrto Xanthopoulou, Vasilis Noulas, Jennifer Oellerich, Julie Oppermann, Manolis Panayotou, Aliki Pappa, Vasilis Papageorgiou, Stavroula Papadaki, Nikos Papadimitriou, Panos Papadopoulos, Katerina Papazisi, Ilias Papailiakis, Paris Petridis, Stathis Petropoulos, Chara Piperidou, Iris Plaitaki, Tula Plumi, Artemis Potamianou, Thodoris Prodomidis, Dimitris Protopappas, Nana Sachini, Angeliki Svoronou, Nikos Sepetzoglou, Nana Seferli,Sofia Simaki, Martin Skauen, Eri Skyrgianni, Yoan Sorin, Efi Spyrou, Yorgos Stamkopoulos, Anastasis Stratakis, Vasileia Stylianidou, Diamantis Sotiropoulos, Victor Timofeev, Sofia Touboura, Leontios Toumpouris, Yorgos Tourlas, Nikos Tranos, Pavlos Tsakonas, Yorgos Tserionis,Maro Fasouli, Dimitris Foutris, Pantelis Handris, Giannis Hatziaslanis, Spyros Hadjidjanos, Kostas Christopoulos, Poka Yio, Marlon Wobst, Woozy
19 Sept - 19 October 2013
42 Anagnostopoulou str
The exhibition Thrills and Chills includes works that present variations of reality and challenge the relationship between optical and spiritual, illusiοnal and corporeal.The concept of the exhibition is based on selected texts taken from the stand-up performances of Bill Hicks. The collected text provides various narrations about drug use and how Hicks made philosophical comments on the meaning of existence and the perception of reality. Still very provoking and controversial the references on drug use attempt to argue about the relationship between reality, consciousness and illusion.
That’s an act, that’s a frying pan, that’s a stove, you’re an alcoholic! Dude, I’m tripping right now, and I still see that that’s a fucking egg, alright? I see the UFO’s around it, but that’s a goddamn egg in the middle. There’s a hobbit eating it, but goddammit that hobbit’s eating a fucking egg! He’s on a unicorn. But, no, th- th-tha- that’s a fucking egg. How dare you have a wino tell me not to do drugs!…How about a positive LSD story? That would be newsworthy, don’t you think? Anybody think that? Just once, to hear a positive LSD story:"Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves…here’s Tom with the weather…..No, I don’t do drugs anymore, either. But I’ll tell you something about drugs. I used to do drugs, but I’ll tell you something honestly about drugs, honestly, and I know it’s not a very popular idea, you don’t hear it very often anymore, but it is the truth: I had a great time doing drugs.Sorry. Never murdered anyone, never robbed anyone, never raped anyone, never beat anyone, never lost a job, a car, a house, a wife or kids, laughed my ass off, and went about my day…..The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it’s very brightly coloured and it’s very loud and it’s fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question: “Is this real, or is this just a ride?” And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, “Hey, don’t worry, don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.” And we kill those people.