URBAN HALO | #PostUtopia

#Video Art
THU-SUN / 12:00-13:50
2nd Floor

The work is defined by the metaphorical and actual meanings of both human movement and city, initiating an inner peripatetic dialogue with the current reality. Based on his walking, the artist approaches in a poetic way the perpetual movement and psychic conflict of the human figure, and other times, of the soul and nation towards ‘the polis inside’. Balancing between metaphor and action, the asphalt becomes the surface of the soul, the city delineates an inner topography and the air becomes the primordial sound of the body. A peripatetic movement which is defined by periods of harmony, contrast, emotional outbursts and failures. A peripatetic movement which “weaves” all of them into a personal/collective ‘halo’.

Duration: 5’59”

Bill Psarras (GR)

Bill Psarras (Dr., 1985) is an artist, adjunct lecturer at the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of Ionian University where he also works as a Postdoctoral Researcher on Arts and GeoHumanities (IKY Scholarship). He has a Ph.D in Arts & Computational Technology from Goldsmiths University of London (AHRC Scholarship) with further MA studies in digital arts (University of the Arts London) and BA studies in audiovisual arts (Ionian University). His art practice includes installations, walking performances, video art, poetry, music composition and it explores the poetics and politics of urban experience. He has exhibited in more than 60 international festivals (Europe, US, Australia), group exhibitions (Onassis Foundation, Benaki Museum, Fringe Arts Bath, Rooms2013, Something Human, Washington Experimental Media e.t.c.) and cultural institutions (Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2010, Goethe Institut Art Up, Storefront for Art & Architecture). His research can be found on the intersections of contemporary art, urban studies and media arts; published in a series of academic conferences and journals (LEA The MIT Press). He is a musician and ambient music composer under the alias Ludmilla My Side. On 2017, he will publish his first poetry collection entitled ‘Tundra’ (iWrite Publications).