Bill Psarras

Athens —

Member Since October 19, 2009

Bill Psarras (Dr., b. 1985) is an artist and musician. He teaches as an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of Ionian University (Greece) where he also works as a PostDoctoral Researcher in ‘Arts and GeoHumanities’ (IKY State Foundation Scholarship 2017-2019). He has a BA in Audiovisual Arts and Sciences (Ionian University), an MA in Digital Arts (University of the Arts London) and a Ph.D in Arts & Computational Technology from Goldsmiths University of London (AHRC Award 2013-2014). His doctoral research has focused on intermedia and interdisciplinary explorations of the emotional geographies of cities through walking as art, senses and embodied technologies; by proposing the concept of a hybrid flaneur for the 21st century city. His art practice includes site-specific audiovisual installations, walking performances, video art, poetry and music composition, exploring the poetics and politics of urban experience, flâneur in the 21st century city. He has exhibited in more than 60 international festivals and group exhibitions (Onassis Foundation, Benaki Museum, UK Fringe Arts Bath, ROOMS 2013, WPA Experimental Media, MOVE WITH(OUT) project) and cultural institutions (Royal Academy of Arts 2010 Summer Exhibition, Goethe Institut ArtUp project, Storefront for Art and Architecture NY). His research has been published in international journals (Leonardo Electronic Almanac, The MIT Press), conferences proceedings, workshops and symposia in the intersections of contemporary art, media arts and urban studies (Australia, Portugal, UK, Greece, Netherlands, Germany, France) as well as in State Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, Greece. On 2014, he was invited as a keynote speaker at the University of Chichester for the Performing Place symposium. He is a rock musician and also the man behind the soundtrack project Ludmilla My Side. On 2017, he will publish his first poetry collection in Greek entitled ‘Tundra’ (iWrite Publications).