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Odyssey Works Abraham Burickson, Ayden LeRoux

Odyssey Works

Transformative Experiences for an Audience of One

Abraham Burickson Ayden LeRoux

Details: Paperback
Size: 7 X 9.5 IN
Pages: 224
Color: 100
Publication Date: 11/08/2016
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616895150


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.