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THE CLINIC OF MEANING PRESENTS THE PROCEDURE OF LIMB AMPUTATION AND ITS BENEFITS

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WARNING: THIS BRILLIANT RECORDING CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BENEFITS OF LIMB AMPUTATION

Who decides if you are being productive and leading a meaningful life? Is it society? The internet? Your relatives? Could it be you? On a Sunday evening, while yet another week of an infinite corporate cycle loomed over me, I took a look at my hands and wondered why I had them. It would make absolutely no difference to the world if I chopped them off. It would even be a relief.

In an alternate society, there is a clinic looking to help people with these existential concerns.

—KALLI KOULLOUFIDOU


THE PROCEDURE OF LIMB AMPUTATION AND ITS BENEFITS

RECORDED LIVE AT OPEN MIC NIGHT 16 AT PROZAK KAFENEIO ON 22 DECEMBER 2018. PLEASE GIVE THE AUDIO A MOMENT TO LOAD.


BIO

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Kalli Koulloufidou moved to the UK when she was seventeen to study Computing at Imperial College London. While getting her masters in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, she took a Creative Writing course and started experimenting mostly with dark fantasy and surrealistic pieces. After graduating she worked for Amazon, where she drew inspiration from the experience of working and living a hectic life in London. She started questioning the meaningfulness of corporate life, and life in general. She quit her job and moved to Norwich, where she volunteered at an Oxfam Bookshop and took another Creative Writing course at the National Centre for Writing. She then became a certified yoga teacher and came back to Cyprus, where she started teaching yoga while pursuing her interests in existential philosophy, death anxiety and the absurdity of the world. She enjoys using surrealism and sarcasm, in combination with dark and sometimes gory themes to convey her concerns about life and society.


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