Odyssey Today CD ROM
An interactive multi media product by D&S
ODYSSEY TODAY views the present-day manifold forms of “being on the move“, in a time which is characterized equally by great refugee movements and tourist currents, as by the international transfer of goods and the virtual journeys of the “New Nomad Generation“, whose home is the Internet.
ODYSSEY TODAY is a virtual trip through artistic interpretations of the theme, which are assembled together in an imaginary “Travel Art Archive“.
ODYSSEY TODAY centres its theme - through the decision made by every user of the CD-ROM when taking on an identity (Tourist, Migrant, Explorer, Pilgrim, Refugee, Politician, etc) - on the most diverse confrontations with “world“, at a time which is characterized by the collision of these identities. The CD-ROM therefore deals at the same time with the fictive identities of users in the virtual “Global Village“.
ODYSSEY TODAY creates links to home-pages thematically-specified institutions (UNHCR, Integrationshaus Wien etc.) and to other art projects in the internet (Karamustafa Import.Export, Money/Nations, Siberian Deal etc.)
ODYSSEY TODAY, through its integrated games, offers the possibility of an interactive dialogue with the theme, all errors and misunderstandings on the journey through digital space, included.
ODYSSEY TODAY - a multimedia product by D&S - is based on the long-term art project “Travel Art“, by “Der Blaue Kompressor Floating & Stomping Company“.
Der Blaue Kompressor, Eva Brunner Szabo, Thanasis Chondros , D&S, Christina dePian, Gustav Deutsch, Jannis Alexios Filias, Dagmar Frühwald, Georges Hadjimichalis, Wolfgang Herburger, Alexandra Katsiani, Werner Kodytek, Manfred Oppermann, Hanna Schimek, Mostafa Tabbou
links zu websites by:
Peter Arlt, Sabine Bitter / Helmut Weber, D&S, Die Fabrikanten, Get to attack, Integrationshaus Wien, Gülsün Karamustafa, Gertrude Moser Wagner, UNHCR, Eva Wohlgemuth / Kathy Rae Huffman , Robert Zahornicky
Franz Berzl, Gerda Lampalzer, Manthos Santorineos
Alzbeta Bircher, Christina dePian, Dagmar Frühwald, Tarek Eltayeb, Kim Hogben
Kim Hogben, Alzbeta Bircher, Tarek Eltayeb
BKA Sektion Kultur
Depot, Wien, 30.3.-1.4.2000
Deutscher Werkbund Hessen e.V., Frankfurt am Main, 15.5.2001
Impakt Festival, Centraal Museum Utrecht, 6.10.2001
Medienwerkstatt Wien, 30.11.2001
Main prize VIPER, International Festival for Film and Media Art, Basel, 2000
Max Moswitzer, Elle Stark