Concept, Direction and Creation by Bill Psarras
Walking and Discussion: Bill Psarras and S. Ntzioras
Cinematography - Photography: Nikolas Grigoriou and Dimitris Dermousis
Sound, GPS data and additional filming: Bill Psarras
Montage - Sound editing: Bill Psarras
Subtitling: Nadia Georgiou
The artist especially thanks Nikolas Grigoriou, Dimitris Dermousis for their extremely valuable help and support on documenting and filming this walking-based artwork.
Bill Psarras © 2013. All rights reserved **
'Emotive Circle' is a walking-oriented artwork with actual and poetic implications towards an emotional geography of Athens in the current times of crisis. An essay film derived from the sensorial and emotional experience of the walkers.
On 22nd of November 2012, Bill Psarras conducted a 7 hours shared walk of cyclical shape with an invited co-walker, around the Lycabettus mount at the centre of Athens, Greece. The artist intended to walk, sense and express their emotion while walking and talking into a metaphorical interrelation between the social crisis (city) and personal one (self). His intention of walking a circle was to conduct a metaphorical "weaving" of the different areas around Lycabettus mount - areas with different social, spatial and historical ambiances.
Bill Psarras concept draws connections to the great cultural icon of W. Benjamin's 'flaneur' by bringing it into the 21st century city of multiple contradictions. The walk was documented through filming, sound recording, notes and GPS data. Apart from 'Emotive Circle' (film), the outputs of such artistic walking experience also consist of a series of maps and audiovisual collages.
'Emotive Circle' film was exhibited as a mixed media installation in the annual exhibition of contemporary art of emerging Greek artists; ROOMS2013 of Kappatos Gallery (Athens); from 24th of January - 10th of February 2013.
(The original quality of film is full HD)