On Sep 12, 1997, the
Media Loft of the Ars Electronica Center
became the hall of Olympian Zeus, a place of joyous festivity surrounded
by the oceanic waves of the Internet.
As in the first performance of Among Immortals at the MMK June 26, 1997, the oudeis
team staged a presentation of the ideas of oudeis - a
world wide odyssey.
Using the medium of the Internet, translations of Homer's words in German
were sent into virtual space and came back as a multilingual translation
framed by original musical compositions as the story of Odysseus,
his wanderings, his companions and his opponents were created and presented.
During the course of the evening, works of Argentinean composer Santiago
Pereson, Austrian costume designer Ulli Nö and American playwright
L.H. Grant were presented in a performance conceived by L.H. Grant and Monika
Wunderer, directed by Gernot Lechner.
Go and see what happened in the mirror event of Among Immortals I
in ATHEMOO. You will find the logfiles of the performance and more than
a glimpse behind the scenes, what happened before and after the performance
and much more. Enjoy it!
Please go to the special edition
of Status Quo - The oudeis News for further information and the performance
The performance took place in the course of the
Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. There were simultaneous
mirror events in Cafe Stein, Vienna, Austria (6pm) and Station Manor, Nelson,
BC (9am - 11 pm).
With a webbrowser, shockwave
and real audio plug ins, the web audience was supposed
to be able to listen to to listen to the original musical compositions by the Argentinean composer
Santiago Pereson and watch Odysseus
being confronted with Polyphem, making love to the nymph Calypso and coming
home to his faithful wife Penelope. However, due to technichal problems, this did not happen.
Still, you can see some of the artwork at
The world-wide oudeis team gathered in virtual space for the
creation of a global theatrical production of Homer´s Odyssey.
They were joined by a MOO audience from all over the world in ATHEMOO.
You can still go there and meet us. Once you are connected, type @go
oudeis and you will enter the Hall of Zeus in a textbased space.