Messenger – TRT 9:00
The work explores the concept of returning as a solitary walking process of carrying and transmitting the message, the experience and the thought. The elements of urban periphery, of streets and empty landscapes as well as the walking figure – the one who brings the message and the light – acquire poetic and political implications. They indicate a returning to the personal and collective memory, to reconsider the loss of seeing and future perspective. The repetition of walking, the landscape, the eye contact and the human figure reveal a psychogeography of the periphery as a site with poetic and political potential. The work brings together the expressive elements of performance on camera, poetry and soundscape.
BILL PSARRAS (1985, Dr.) is an artist and writer; currently working as post-doctoral researcher (IKY State Scholarships Foundation) at the Department of Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University, where he is also an adjunct lecturer (2016- today). He holds a Ph.D. in Arts & Technology from Goldsmiths University of London (AHRC Scholarship), an MA in Digital Arts (UAL) and a BA in Audiovisual Arts (Ionian University). His artworks include site-related walking performances, installations, video art, documentary, poetry and music composition; exploring the (geo)poetics and politics of the urban experience; focusing on autoethnographic considerations of place, body and emotion. They have been exhibited in various international festivals and group exhibitions in Europe and US. His interdisciplinary research has been published across journals (LEA, Technoetic Arts, IJART) and conferences (ISEA) on the intersections of art and urban/cultural studies. He is the author of Tundra (Pigi Publications, 2017); a poetry book which explores the metamodern intersections of art, geography and city.