Odyssey Works: Transformative Experiences for an Audience of One by Abraham Burickson and Ayden LeRoux, with contributions from Rick Moody and a short story by Amy Hempel.
Princeton Architectural Press, 2016.
$35, 224 pages, soft cover, full color.
Imagine waking up to find yourself immersed in a performance that is all about you. Since 2001, Odyssey Works has created transformative experiences for an audience of one person at a time. This book is an inspirational handbook for artists and non-artists alike to create meaningful and beautiful experiences, using six proposals for a radically new type of work based in empathy, deep involvement, experimentation, and a belief that well-crafted work can be life-changing.
Isolation and Amazement by Ayden LeRoux. Samsara Press, 2012.
$16.99, 72 pages, soft cover, full color.
Isolation and Amazement offers insight into the contemporary art practice of Odyssey Works, a group that probes the relationship between audience and artist by making deeply affective work for an audience of one. This book documents and traces the experience of the participant with photos, drawings and writings from the 2012 production The Map is Not the Territory. The book provides an intimate cross-section of the Odyssey, highlighting both the ephemeral and material aspects of the production. The participant's own perspective alongside reflections by the artists involved offer rare insight into the theoretical and personal aspects of the work.