Odyssey Works Talk and Workshop
On February 22, 2012, Southern Exposure invites you to join Abraham Burickson, the director of Odyssey Works, in advance of his collaboration with SoEx in August 2012. Odyssey Works creates and enacts 36-hour interdisciplinary performances designed for a single person. Abraham will talk about his work and screen a preview of "The Midden of Possibility," a documentary about Odyssey Works premiering at The Cannes International Film Festival in May. He will also share information about how to participate in an upcoming Odyssey Works project or apply for a performance designed specifically for you.
More about Odyssey Works:
Odyssey Works creates immersive, site-specific, long-duration performances for very small and fully participatory audiences. These multi-site, cross-genre performances radically rethink the artist-audience relationship, resulting in a series of aesthetic and narrative experience designed for one person. Reconsidering traditional processes of art-making, performative potentials of public spaces, and the nature of human relationships, the work draws from a broad range of techniques in disciplines as ordinarily estranged as poetry and architecture, music and psychology, book arts and theater. The performances deeply and personally affect both audience and artist, incorporating community members not as passive audience members but actors, extras, and assisting artists. Visit Odyssey Work's website for video excerpts, participant testimonials and a pre-application to participate in their project with SoEx in August.