Images from various Odyssey Works productions and Burickson’s book of poetry, Charlie.
ABRAHAM BURICKSON is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Odyssey Works, a cross-genre collaborative of artists which continually strives to challenge and re-conceptualize traditional notions of experience design, performance, and the artist-audience relationship. The work, in which performances are made for small and intimately known audiences, has been called by the New York Times: “A beautiful inefficiency [for] a small but infinitely more affected audience.” Trained in architecture at Cornell University, Burickson’s work spans writing, design, performance, and sound art. His work has been profiled on NPR’s Studio 360, in the New York Times, Newsweek, The Rumpus, ArtInfo, Fast Company, Vulture, the Marina Abramovic Institute’s Immaterial, Archinect, the Stanford Storytelling Project, the SF Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, ARTE television, Metro NY, Newsweek, and elsewhere.
Burickson was trained in Architecture at Cornell University, and received his MFA in Poetry and Playwriting from the UT Michener Center for Writers in 2008. He teaches writing in MICA, and architecture at the Academy of Art University, and maintains a small design practice. In 2010, Charlie, a collection of his poems, was published on Codhill Press. His book, co-written with Ayden LeRoux, Odyssey Works, Transformative Experiences for an Audience of One, was just published by Princeton Architectural Press. Burickson makes his home in Baltimore, MD.
Art and Research Interest
He is available to advise MFA an PhD students and is especially interested in interdisciplinary collaboration, experience design, immersivity, writing as a design process, duration, narrative, and anything that experiments with the relationship between form and what is most meaningful to the artist.
participation, interdisciplinarity, collaboration, formal innovation, narrative, duration, empathy, experience design, immersivity, diagrams