iDyssey, a photographic Odyssey

Art & photography

Project visual iDyssey, a photographic Odyssey
Checked circleSuccessful
72
Backers
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
End date
€5,745
Out of €5,000
115 %

Come with us in Stefano De Luigi 's iDyssey photographic project, exhibition programmed in "le mois de la photo", Paris November 2014

Follow and share
Supported by
Hans Lucas supports the project iDyssey, a photographic Odyssey

iDyssey, a photographic Odyssey

iDyssey is a photographic project that aims to combine two extremes of our culture:

past and future.

The first epic novel of our (western) history transmitted through the most contemporary media; the iPhone is able to best combine today’s events with the tales of an ancient time. There are several theories concerning Odysseus’ itinerary from Troy towards the island of Ithaca, but none of these have been confirmed till today. I decided to follow the path narrated by the famous Hellenist Victor Berard in his book "Dans le sillage d'Ulysse", 1933.

 

iDyssey follows part of the most common accepted itinerary of the Odyssey, including 12 stops through Turkey, Tunisia, Italy and Greece.

The purpose of the project is to describe what remains of an epic world and how the Mediterranean, birthplace of western culture, has evolved, modifying its aspect and substance.

 

iDyssey Multimedia by The New Yorker.

 

I tried, through stories of people I met on my route, to describe places and cultures of three sides of a sea that still represents an ideal bridge of tradition and religion between Asia, Africa and Europe. Crossing restless border countries I went through the Greek crisis, which is also the crisis of European politics, through Turkey, divided between pro-European ambitions and a strong “other” identity, as well as Tunisia's profound hopes for change that have seen it as the first one to start this great freedom movement known as Arab Spring.

 

At the same time it has been inevitable to face the great themes of immigration, the journeys of hope from Asia or Middle East, the closing of frontiers and of communications. Then I travelled through southern Italy and its mysterious lands in the hands of crime organizations, characterized at the same time by religious feasts that still preserve their pagan mysticism.

 

I have chosen to go along the Odyssey again because Homer’s tale represents a metaphor of man in the world. It was amazing to find modernity in a so ancient epic, and to realize how much the adventures, the mysticism, the great characters and the people met by Odysseus during his journey have enormous points of contact today.

 

Becomes heroes of our adventure by attending this KKBB!!!

18_copie-141017950849_copie-141017953859_copie-141017955854_copie-1410179600

Allocation of funds

preview of the exhibition place

 

> in that step we already got:

prints and framings

the place (big and beautifull), 

technic material

graphism editing and printing (cards,

and a lot of energie...

 

> missing : 9.550

Delivery (close to Paris), montage and set off (2.000 €),

printing of 3 the big map (250 €),

ligths (3.000 €),

caretaking (3.500 €)

light openning night (800 €),

 

5.000 € are a beggining

 

Choose your reward

For €10 and more

thank you!! and your name in the exhibition.
  • Backers: 8

For €20 and more

A big thanks, your name in the exhibition and an install kit of Hipstamatic's apps
  • Backers: 4
  • Availability: 46/50

For €30 and more

A big thanks, your name in the exhibition AND a 3 postcards kit (these 3 photos) AND 1 invite for 2 to the official exhibition launch
  • Backers: 11

For €50 and more

A big thanks, your name in the exhibition AND a 3 postcards kit (these 3 photos) AND 1 invite for 2 to the official exhibition launch AND the great exhibition "catalogue" printed for the italian exhibition this winter, signed by the photograph.
  • Backers: 28
  • Availability: 222/250

For €120 and more

A big thanks, your name in the exhibition AND a 3 postcards kit (these 3 photos) AND 1 invite for 2 to the official exhibition launch AND the great exhibition "catalogue" printed for the italian exhibition this winter, signed by the photograph AND a photo file box for the catalogue
  • Backers: 5
  • Availability: 245/250

For €350 and more

A big thanks, your name in the exhibition AND a 3 postcards kit (these 3 photos) AND 2 invites for 2 to the official exhibition launch AND the great exhibition "catalogue" printed for the italian exhibition this winter, signed by the photograph AND a photo file box for the catalogue AND a 20x20 cm print, signed by the artist, but not numeroted, to choose in the photos exhibited.
  • Backer: 1
  • Availability: 249/250

For €500 and more

A big thanks, your name in the exhibition AND a 3 postcards kit (these 3 photos) AND 2 invites for 2 to the official exhibition launch AND the great exhibition "catalogue" printed for the italian exhibition this winter, signed by the photograph AND a photo file box for the catalogue AND a 30x30 cm print, signed by the artist, but not numeroted, to choose in the photos exhibited.
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 248/250

For €900 and more

A big thanks, your name in the exhibition AND a 3 postcards kit (these 3 photos) AND 2 invites for 2 to the official exhibition launch AND the great exhibition "catalogue" printed for the italian exhibition this winter, signed by the photograph AND a photo file box for the catalogue AND a 60x60 cm print, signed by the artist, but not numeroted, to choose in the photos exhibited.
  • Availability: 250/250

For €1,000 and more

A big thanks, your name in the exhibition AND a 3 postcards kit (these 3 photos) AND 2 invites for 2 to the official exhibition launch AND the great exhibition "catalogue" printed for the italian exhibition this winter, signed by the photograph AND a photo file box for the catalogue AND a 40x40 cm print, signed by the artist AND numeroted at 8 ex. to choose in between these 3 prints.
  • Availability: 24/24

Make a donation

Give what I want