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Nicolas Kozakis is a painter and sculptor with a special interest in architecture and public space. His work consists of installations as well as videos and photography that question – through the contradictory combination of materials, symbols, images and words – the conflicts of our existence. Interested in topics such as consumerism and memory, Kozakis's work sets out to trigger increased vigilance of our visual and conceptual perception, which he hopes allows for a reassessment of our relationship to the world. Nicolas Kozakis and Raoul Vaneigem Since 2012, the two have been collaborating on a series of films where the contemplative flow of black and white video footage by artist Nicolas Kozakis is overlaid with texts by philosopher and writer Raoul Vaneigem, together forming a plea, at once poetic and political, to pause and rethink the world away from its present impasses. The striking imagery originates in stunning but also mundane landscapes in Greece, while the texts talk about the impasses and challenges humanity is now facing from the effects of aggressive capitalism and rising economic and social inequality to environmental issues and existential concerns relating to contemporary anxieties. Together, the films reveal the need to circumvent the limitations of our frenetic everyday lives by slowing down and rediscovering the more humane constellation of being together.