Hybrid Flaneur is an online platform; a dedicated space of reflection on the contemporary artist-flaneur/flaneuse within the 21st century urban context. It has been active since November 2014.
Hybrid Flaneur is inspired by the geo/urban poetics of the everyday; aiming to foster the links between different fields and practices: art, performance, semiotics, geohumanities, sensory studies, site-specific arts, transmedia arts, poetry, architecture and creative technology
About the author
Bill Psarras (1985) is an artist, academic and musician. He is an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Performing and Digital Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Peloponnese, in the intersections of visual arts and performance art. He has been 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 intersections of performance art, site, technology and geohumanities (State Scholarship 2017-19). He has been awarded as an ARTWORKS Fellow of Stavros Niarchos Foundation (2020-21).
He holds a PhD in Arts and Technology from Goldsmiths University of London (AHRC Scholarship 2013) where his thesis focused on intermedia and 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/MA in Audiovisual Arts (Ionian University).
His art practice explores poetics across different media, merging the poetic and the technological. This includes site-specific walking performances, media/text installations, video art, digital art, music 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, US and Asia. His interdisciplinary research has been published in international journals (LEA The MIT Press, Technoetic Arts, IJART), conferences proceedings, book chapters and symposia in the intersections of contemporary art, performance and urban-cultural studies. As a musician he has composed music for documentaries and self-released a series of e-albums across rock and ambient music. On 2017, he published his first poetry collection entitled Tundra (Pigi Publications). He is the Art Director of Primarolia platform.