Cold Turkey

2015 - 2018

'Fall', 40x40cm Inkjet print on archival paper, Edition 3+1a.p.

The symbolic "places" that one explores in the process of detoxification, the sense of constant alertness and waiting for "for that one thing that will infinitely enlarge your life", as R.M.Rilke writes, are inscribed in an anthology of images open to interpretation.
- Matthaios Tsimitakis

“Cold Turkey” investigates the different levels of the experience of addiction and the adventure of rehabilitation, approaches the relationship between addiction and grief, that aims at the exile from the imaginary, the search for light, the way out to personal redemption.

Οι συμβολικοί «τόποι» που εξερευνά κανείς στη διαδικασία της απεξάρτησης, η αίσθηση της διαρκούς εγρήγορσης και της αναμονής «αυτού του ενός και μοναδικού πράγματος που θα επεκτείνει τη ζωή πέρα από τα όρια», όπως γράφει ο Ρ.Μ.Ρίλκε, εγγράφονται σε μια ανθολογία από εικόνες ανοιχτές σε ερμηνείες. - Ματθαίος Τσιμιτάκης

Το έργο “Cold Turkey” διερευνά τα διαφορετικά επίπεδα της εμπειρίας του εθισμού και της περιπέτειας της απεξάρτησης από αυτόν, προσεγγίζει τη σχέση της εξάρτησης με το πένθος, με στόχο την εξορία από το φαντασιακό, την αναζήτηση του φωτός, την πορεία προς τη λύτρωση, τη διέξοδο σε μια προσωπική κάθαρση.

Cold Turkey book, published by MeMSéA, Athens 2021

Cold Turkey, installation view, solo exhibition, Katre Hammam, Chania, Crete, Sept-Oct 2023

IFocus / Photologio / ZarpaNews / Monopoli / Chaniotika Nea

Cold Turkey, installation view, Photopolis Festival, Agrinio, Oct-Nov 2023

First presentation of Cold Turkey, at MISC Athens, 29/01/2022 / photo by Sylvia Sachini

Video - Cold Turkey, making of 

Launch of ‘Cold Turkey’ book at Thessaloniki Photobiennale 2021

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Eyescape Magazine
Musee Magazine
Square Magazine
Artistas Sean Unidos
Contributor Magazine
C41 Magazine
Another Place
Positive Magazine
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‘Cold Turkey’ at Positive Magazine


30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2018, Artpil + Photo Boite, 2018
Winner at Summer Call, Phroom, 2017

Chania Photodays - Book Exhibition, 14 May - 20 May 2023, Chania, GR
30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2018, Maison de la Photographie, 13 December 2018 - 6 January 2019, Lille, FR
30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2018, Galerie Claude Samuel / Viaduc des Arts, 8 November 2018 - 6 February 2019, Paris, FR
Cold Turkey, Screening, Circulation(s): Young European Photography Festival, 17 March - 6 May 2018, Paris, FR
Cold Turkey, Camera Infinita, online exhibition, 23 March — 7 April 2018
The Sense of an Ending, CAN Gallery, 3 November - 11 November 2017, Athens, GR
Alcanzar la cima, Begira Photo, Carpa de Askondo, 31 October - 18 November 2017, Iurreta (Bizkaia), Durango, SP
Medphoto Festival, Crete: Stories from the Edge, 10 November - 10 December 2017, Herakleio, Crete, GR

“Cold Turkey” book at Chania Photodays, Cultural Center “Mikis Theodorakis”, May 2023

poster of the exhibition ‘The Sense of an Ending’ at CAN gallery

On the left wall, ‘Cold Turkey’ at CAN Gallery in Athens 

First dummy of ‘Cold Turkey’, presented at CAN Gallery in Athens

Screening at Festival Circulation(s): Young European Photography Festival

Part of the exhibition ‘Crete: Stories from the Edge’, at Herakleio in Crete

‘The Mountain’ 2016, edition 2/3, print size: 48x48cm
technique & material: offset on Hahnemuhle Baryta315