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Street in Monastiraki, Athens. Photo by Alexia Amvrazi

Street in Monastiraki, Athens. Photo by Alexia Amvrazi

This man feeds the neighbourhood cats, which gather as his loyal daily audience when he plays the recorder (accompanying to a CD) to passers by. Acropolis, Athens. Photo by A. Amvrazi

This man feeds the neighbourhood cats, which gather as his loyal daily audience when he plays the recorder (accompanying to a CD) to passers by. Acropolis, Athens. Photo by A. Amvrazi

A Monastiraki street

A Monastiraki street

Butcher, 69,5x43, circa 1954 by Cosmas Xenakis. Fotini Xenakis writes: "My father died suddenly in 1984, when he was 59 years old, while a show of his latest paintings was still on. Since then, his work has been largely forgotten. We hope that this retrospective exhibition at the Benaki Museum will show him as he was: a revolutionary, a pioneer, and a multifaceted and innovative artist"

Butcher, 69,5x43, circa 1954 by Cosmas Xenakis. Fotini Xenakis writes: "My father died suddenly in 1984, when he was 59 years old, while a show of his latest paintings was still on. Since then, his work has been largely forgotten. We hope that this retrospective exhibition at the Benaki Museum will show him as he was: a revolutionary, a pioneer, and a multifaceted and innovative artist"

Varouxakis’ current project Hallucinaut, for which he has teamed up with Italian writer/director Daniele Auber, is exciting not only to me but evidently, to a huge number of cinema buffs worldwide – the short film has even gained the backing of Auber’s idol, Terry Gilliam, as producer, and in launching a crowd-funding campaign via Kickstarter managed to inspire 821 individuals to raise the breathtaking sum of $70,279 – the highest amount ever raised for a short film.

Varouxakis’ current project Hallucinaut, for which he has teamed up with Italian writer/director Daniele Auber, is exciting not only to me but evidently, to a huge number of cinema buffs worldwide – the short film has even gained the backing of Auber’s idol, Terry Gilliam, as producer, and in launching a crowd-funding campaign via Kickstarter managed to inspire 821 individuals to raise the breathtaking sum of $70,279 – the highest amount ever raised for a short film.

My Greek Review: What is Hallucinaut about for you? Daniele Auber: It’s about growing up and being brave enough to follow our own disposition, sometimes we have to do it against social rules. On some level, Hallucinaut is also a sort of personal exorcism. Because I’m trying to grow up myself, by telling the story of a guy who does the same thing. We’ll see if it works.

My Greek Review: What is Hallucinaut about for you? Daniele Auber: It’s about growing up and being brave enough to follow our own disposition, sometimes we have to do it against social rules. On some level, Hallucinaut is also a sort of personal exorcism. Because I’m trying to grow up myself, by telling the story of a guy who does the same thing. We’ll see if it works.

Film producer Alexis Varouxakis said: "I am the producer. I helped in the setting up and management of the Kickstarter campaign although the main person behind the campaign is Blake Bertuccelli who was the campaign manager. My role as producer is making sure that we have the best people on board and ensuring that Daniele’s vision is created to the highest standards."

Film producer Alexis Varouxakis said: "I am the producer. I helped in the setting up and management of the Kickstarter campaign although the main person behind the campaign is Blake Bertuccelli who was the campaign manager. My role as producer is making sure that we have the best people on board and ensuring that Daniele’s vision is created to the highest standards."

ONE of the most uplifting experiences you can have in Athens is to be infused by the (surprising!) musical magic of the municipal Athens Big Band...

ONE of the most uplifting experiences you can have in Athens is to be infused by the (surprising!) musical magic of the municipal Athens Big Band...

Monopoly, 2013, Mixed-media installation (cacti in ceramic pots, balloons, ribbon, Monopoly notes). As time passes, the balloons...

Monopoly, 2013, Mixed-media installation (cacti in ceramic pots, balloons, ribbon, Monopoly notes). As time passes, the balloons...

It’s a real shock! Artwork by Bill Balaskas. Ink on Graph Paper, 21 x 29 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Kalfayan Galleries, Athens – Thessaloniki.

It’s a real shock! Artwork by Bill Balaskas. Ink on Graph Paper, 21 x 29 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Kalfayan Galleries, Athens – Thessaloniki.

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