the JOURNEY

Like the shipwrecked, an international group of freelance artists find themselves stranded on the island of Corfu. Anyone able to withstand the first wave of COVID has washed up here during the second. Just as legend recounts how Odysseus once reached this last station on his odyssey before returning home to Ithaca, the ensemble on Corfu also draws new creative power from their site of transit. The Achilleion opens its gates for a three months lasting digital residency and becomes their home port.

In a game of images and information, the ensemble shares with its audience the steps in preparing a future project and utopia, in the sense of a "making-of". These previews offer stimulating behind-the-scenes glimpses of contemporary artistic work under the testing conditions of the pandemic, as well as of Empress Sisi's own escape from the world into the unearthly realm of ancient Greece. The digital ship – the MS Destinyland – takes the audience along on a journey of discovery through past ages and into the present, as the artistic team travels through so-called "Lockdownland" through a multilingual online experience in six episodes.
By this, the viewers  gain an authentic insight into the workings of an industry now struggling to survive.