Messenger

'Messenger' constitutes a peripatetic poem, which combines site-specific elements of a walking performance for camera, the accompanying object of light bulb, poetry and soundscape. It explores the idea of returning to the intimate – in an imaginary and geographical matrix – as a solitary ambulatory process of transmitting the message, the experience, the past trauma, the thought – with future potential. It reveals personal and collective memories that are woven in place and in site through imaginary, material and performative ways; having light as a metaphor towards a spatial and embodied enunciation of thought

  • Bill Psarras
    Director
  • Bill Psarras
    Writer
  • Bill Psarras
    Producer
  • Bill Psarras
    Key Cast
  • Bill Psarras
    Concept - Creation
  • Bill Psarras
    Performance - Narration - Poem
  • Nadia Georgiou
    Subtitling
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Other
  • Genres:
    Video Art, Performance, Video Poem
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Greece
  • Language:
    English, Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    HD Video
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • NICE! Group exhibition | Manos Loizos Cultural Centre
    Athens
    Greece
    March 15, 2016
    European Premiere
  • The Future Project - Inland Art Festival
    Redruth/Cornwall
    United Kingdom
    October 20, 2016
  • Athens Digital Arts International Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    May 19, 2017
  • FRINGE Arts Bath International Festival | Embodied Cartographies Group Exhibition
    Bath
    United Kingdom
    June 1, 2017
  • The NEW NEW exhibition | 2nd Artecitya Art Science Festival, HELEXPO
    Thessaloniki
    Greece
    September 3, 2017
  • Boston Biennal 5, Group exhibition | Atlantic Works Gallery
    Boston
    United States
    April 7, 2018
Director Biography - Bill Psarras

Bill Psarras (Dr., b. 1985) is an artist, writer and musician. He is an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Performing and Digital Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Peloponnese. In the past, he has been an a former adjunct lecturer at the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of Ionian University (2016-2019) where he also conducted his arts-based postdoctoral research exploring “the interdisciplinary and intermedia impact of walking performance in Geohumanities” (IKY State Foundation Scholarship).

He holds a PhD in Arts and Technology from Goldsmiths University of London (AHRC Scholarship 2013), focusing on intermedia/interdisciplinary explorations of the emotional geographies of city through walking as art, senses and technologies; proposing the concept of “hybrid flaneur”. He also has an MA in Digital Arts (University of the Arts London) and a BA in Audiovisual Arts (Greece).

His art practice includes site-related walking performances, mixed media installations, video/digital art - experimental video and poetry; exploring the geopoetics and politics of the urban experience through memory, emotion and place. They have been exhibited in international festivals, group exhibitions and cultural institutions across Europe and US (https://billpsarras.tumblr.com/exhibitions). His interdisciplinary research has been published in international journals (LEA The MIT Press, Technoetic Arts, IJART), conferences and symposia in the intersections of contemporary art and urban-cultural studies.

As a musician, he has self-released a series of digital albums in rock and ambient spectrum. On 2017, he published his first poetry collection in Greek entitled “Tundra” (Pigi Publications); exploring the emotional intersections of art, geography and cityjournals. He is a musician and ambient music composer under the alias Ludmilla My Side. On 2017, he will publish in Greek his first poetry collection entitled ‘Tundra’.

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