Iain Ball + Valinia Svoronou‘s Best Buddies; Chill Culture Vol. 1 was on at Athens’ Enterprise Projects, running from February 17 to 26, 2017.
Titled like a club music compilation, the show at the independent curatorial project run by Danai Giannoglou and Vasilis Papageorgiou is described as “a communal 4th wave coffee shop concept, installation, mix-tape and publication.” It comes accompanied by the aforementioned hour-long mix (listen below), as well as a text that draws on the present with an acerbic eye for a likely near-future with references to MacBook Pros, bad WiFi and online media immersed in analogies of pregnancy, cooking and geology:
“It dodges potential threats until it overheats, it desires a Fader review or some well boiled dismantling online as armies trampled it deep into the continental crust, it was crushed‚ and no longer meant anything. Fashions and lifestyles and mindsets no longer set but unsettled, decrypted and exported to a future we can no longer run from, Best Buddies.”**
Iain Ball and Valinia Svoronou’s Best Buddies was on at Athens’ Enterprise Projects, running February 17 to 26, 2017.