Alexandros Pissourios

The pleasure of observation as a point of entry into conversations around personal narratives with the hope to express a subjective experience of a world.

I was born when the sun was in Gemini, a sign whose ruler planet is Mercury, or the mythological god Hermes. With a natal chart that shows a Gemini ascendant and a Mercury ruled by Gemini, one could say, I have been imprinted with influences of certain planetary spheres and psychological motives.

The 3 videos I present, claim to illustrate such influences, or at least, invite you to think about them in such a way. As a start, I propose certain qualities which connect these works to one another: mutability and improvisation, fleetness and ambivalence. Qualities that could relate to my ‘ruler’ Mercury, or astrologically speaking, Gemini.

It’s difficult to deny, that in my practice, something is inferred but not explicitly declared. Boats that sail, adrift with no shore. In an attempt to figure one thing out, another thing interrupts and becomes of value.

Digression and distractedness are part of my chirography. These works exist as my short travelogues, giving an account of where one has been and where they are heading to, always informed and perhaps determined by a constellation of circumstances.

Available Videos to watch
Alexandros Pissourios
I have never seen a horizon like this / 12:19 / 2020 ▶
Alexandros Pissourios
The Sons of Abu Hal’a / 07:11 / 2015 ▶
Alexandros Pissourios
Murmur / 03:59 / 2011-2016 ▶
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