Daily Lazy Projects presents:
Thrills and Chills at Art Athina
Adrian Scicluna, Artan Shabani, Alexandros Laios, Andreas Ragnar Kasapis, Christoph Höschele, Diamantis Sotiropoulos, Dan Beudean, Daniel Kingery, Dimitris Antonitsis, Daniel Kannenberg, Daniel Jackson, Dimitris Foutris, Debombourg Baptiste, Dionisis Christofilogiannis, Dritan Hyska, Efrosini Asteri, Emma Dixon, Eva Mitala, Fabian Fobbe, Filippos Kavakas, Gabriel Braun, Georgia Sagri, Giorgos Tserionis, Halina Kliem, Hannah Giseler, Helidon Gjergji, Ioana Daniela Iacob, Jenny Oellerich, Joulia Strauss, Katerina Papazisi, Konstantinos Emmanouilidis, Kostas Roussakis, Leonidas Giannakopoulos, Leontios Toumpouris, Manolis Panayiotou, Margarita Bofiliou, Maria Dabow, Maro Michalakakos, Martin Skauen, Marlon Wobst, Maro Fasouli, Michelle Jezierski, Nikos Kanarelis, Nikos Larios, Nikos Tranos, Oana Farcas, Panos Papadopoulos, Patrick Alt, Pavlos Kapalas, Peter Eramian, Pius Fox, Renata Kaminska, Spiros Hadjidjanos, Stelios Karamanolis, Tarohei Nakagawa, Tomaž Kramberger,Tula Plumi,Yorgia Karidi, Yorgos Kontis, Yorgos Stamkopoulos, Radu Cioca, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Vassilis Karouk, Viktor Timofeev, Zoi Gaitanidou
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.
(image is courtesy of Cathryn Drake)
Daily Lazy Projects was founded in 2011, in Athens, Greece. The current dl_p team comprises artists Dionisis Christofilogiannis, Stelios Karamanolis, Tula Plumi, Yorgos Stamkopoulos. Our goal is to present projects touching on contemporary art issues through collaborations with artists, curators, organizations, and other practitioners involved in the arts. The scope of activities includes three residences, in Athens, Cluj-Napoca and Berlin and will involve other cities in an endeavor to negotiate the notions of “art scene” and “art center.”