Transformative Experiences for an Audience of One
Abraham Burickson, Ayden LeRoux
100 color illustrations
Publication date: 11/08/2016
|Odyssey Works infiltrates the life of one person at a time to create a custom-tailored, life-altering performance. It may last for one day or a few months and consists of experiences that blur the boundaries of life and art---is that subway mariachi band, used book of poetry, or meal with a new friend real or a part of the performance? Central to this book is their 2013 performance for Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm. His Odyssey lasted four months and included a fake children's book, introducing the themes of his performance, and a cello concert in a Saskatchewan prairie (which Moody almost missed after being stopped at customs with, suspiciously, no idea why he was traveling to Canada).|
Abraham Burickson is the cofounder and artistic director of Odyssey Works. Burickson was trained in architecture; his work spans writing, design, and performance.
Ayden LeRoux is an artist, writer, and translator.