Paris Legakis

Paris Legakis is a multidisciplinary artist, activist and theorist, born in 1981, Athens. In his work, Paris researches how art can be beneficial for the society and influential to politics. He has travelled to many different places worldwide conducting field researches and experimenting with different art practices of social engagement that aim to reveal different perspectives of everyday life and foster the idea of social change. His love for movement and contemporary dance that he exercises for several years has given him a rich vocabulary on performance making. Meditation is fundamental in his life and many times he incorporates it to his projects. His research interests focus on memory and emotions as mobilizing forces, geopolitical and social borders as areas for intervention, language and translation as processes of communication.