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The Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance Simulators are a collection of online simulators dedicated to contemporary art and performance with a focus on performance art. The Odyssey Simulators are made possible by an International group of independent artists and include a member-owned virtual space in Second Life
, and a group of simulators on the experimental macGRID Simulated Research Network
(newly launched by McMaster University).
The Odyssey Simulators host projects by wide International array of artists and organizations and provides resources, studio and exhibition space, technical
assistance and more to support artists working in virtual places – in particular those working in online synthetic environments. Odyssey is home to many working artists including The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse
, The Odyssey Group, Bibbe Hansen, Alan Sondheim, Erik Zepka, Patrick Lichty, Liz Solo and the Senses Places Project by Isabel Valverde.
Odyssey produces a semi-annual Performance Art Festival and has presented scores of artists over the years including Joseph Delappe, Yael Gilks, Eva and Franco Mattes, Pauline Oliveros, Micha Cardenas, Elle Mehrmand, Tina Pearson, Colleen McLaughlin, The Second Front, SaveMe Oh, Stelarc and many more.
The Odyssey Simulators are currently managed by the Black Bag Media Collective.