PROJECT [video]Flâneu®

PROJECT [video]Flâneu®

The artist walks like a „Flâneur“ through the city. He does not have a turtle with him (as the original Parisian Flâneur of the 1830‘s used to).
He has only a video camera. He takes shots of the city; he takes shots of the “life” of the people of the city, sometimes he also shoots “himself” (without camera moves, without zooming, without special lighting, with original sound, without permission).

konstantinos-antonios goutos / the[video]Flâneu®, Leipzig, Germany

The artist strolls like a „Flâneur“ through the city. He does not have a turtle with him (as the original Parisian Flâneur of the 1830‘s used to); later, he does not write stories (as Edgar Allan Poe or Hans Christian Andersen used to), he does not write poems (as Baudelaire or Rilke used to).

He has only a video camera. He takes shots of the city; he takes shots of the "life" of the people of the city, sometimes, he also shoots "himself"

(...without camera moves, without tripod, without zooming, without special lighting, with original sound, without permission...);

later he chooses and combines the scenes,
projects or installs them online, offline, on site or off site
under different contexts:

tales and history, reactions - relations, sounds - words, lights - colours, structures - architectures, incidents - accidents, order - disorder...

Not a description of a journey but „my lyrical reaction, with all my truth and simplicity“ as Federico Garcia Lorca once said about his collection A Poet in New York.

films of Vertov, Haneke, Benning, Penalva or Juergen Boettcher
paintings of Bosch, Brueghel, Giorgione, Rembrandt or Strawalde
photos of Atget, Stieglitz, Friedlander, Lartigue or Cartier-Bresson
texts of Benjamin, Kracauer, Bazin, Mc Luhan or Vilém Flusser

are important works for dialog and inspiration...


during the last years he has been [video]strolling (in) more than 50 cities

(Berlin, Leipzig, Brussels, Nuremberg, Larissa, Thessaloniki, Cologne, Prague, Dresden, Potsdam, Police, Athens, Halle, Gdansk, Weimar, Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Aarau, Basel, Kassel, Dessau, Braunschweig, Brandenburg, Naoussa, Erfurt, Rhodes, Hamburg, Opole, Krakow, Auschwitz, Olomouc, Pavia, Genoa, Plauen, Chalkis, Meissen, Sczcecin, Liège, Enschede, Gronau, Magdeburg, Lisbon, Bratislava, Paris, Vienna, Munich, Altenburg, Jena, Bochum, Neubrandenburg, Saarbruecken, Bonn, Naumburg, Giessen, Marburg, Heidelberg, Stavanger…)

at this moment he [video]strolls (in) different cities of germany

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konstantinos-antonios goutos / the[video]Flâneu®, Leipzig, Germany

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