Walking as a Question – pre-premiere of Prespa’s “is Walking art?”

Celma Paese
Gabi Mariano
Anastasia Polychronidou

Event details

2021-05-28 18:00
18:00 UTC

Prespa Walking Arts Encounters/Conference (WAC) is a bi-annual event and the scene of a one hour documentary film by Christos Ioannidis. In six thematic chapters the documentary explores the question “Is Walking Art?”, together with artists and researchers walking the landscape of Prespa, at the borders of Greece, North Macedonia and Albania.
This documentary will be screened now publicly, online and for the first time in full, before its physical premiere at the Thessaloniki Film Festival.

The first Walking Arts Encounters/Conference brought 200 walking artists and researchers from around the world to Prespa in a week long process, together with Stalker from Rome. A 600 page color printed publication is documenting the actions and talks, as well centered around a series of questions about walking arts.
This book is now available.

The second Walking Arts Encounters/Conference “Walking as a Question” will take place from July 4th to July 11th in a hybrid local and remote form. Around 100 events (walks, walkshops, audio walks, conferences and presentations, online talks) will be organized throughout the week in Prespa, simultaneously with remote actions in selected hubs in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Canada, Algeria, Corsica, Sardinia, Cyprus, Switzerland, and in the UK.

Travel conditions in Europe will allow for physical participation and will make WAC probably the first large artistic event to be organized in a post-pandemic Europe, expecting 150 participants to join. The program of Prespa 2021 will be presented during this meet up. Attendees are still welcome to apply for the week long encounters.

We invite all past and new participants to Prespa 2019 and 2021 to join in this online meet up, next to the community of walk · listen · create and all others interested.

The WAC coordinators Yannis Ziogas (Visual March to Prespes, School of Fine Arts / University Western Macedonia) and Geert Vermeire (Made of Walking and walk · listen · create) will be your hosts, together with to the documentary director Christos Ioannidis.

This online event is a collaboration between walk · listen · create and WAC. Free tickets are available to registered users of walk · listen · create, above. Register here and acquire your free ticket below.

Christos Ioannidis

Christos Ioannidis

Christos Ioannidis was born in 1979 in Serres, Greece. From an early age he loved photography and initially he worked with it as an amateur, and later professionally. Athlete and ski instructor, nature lover and climber he works mainly with landscape photo...

Geert Vermeire


Geert Vermeire is a curator, poet and an interdisciplinary artist, living and working between Brazil, Greece and Belgium. As collaborator and team member of escoitar.org, noTours.org and CGeomap.eu, and co-coordinator of the global community event Sound Wa...

Yannis Ziogas

Yannis Ziogas

Yannis Ziogas was born in Thessaloniki (Greece, 1962). His main visual practices are painting, installation work and walking. He is Dean and Associate Professor at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Visual Arts, University of Western Macedo...

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