ROM publication: 'No
Other Symptoms - Time Travelling with Rosalind Brodsky'
Accompanied by a 124 page full colour hardback book.
Published by Black Dog Publishing Limited, London, UK.
Order through a local bookshop or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CD ROM is an interactive investigation into the life of Rosalind Brodsky
(with whom I share similar Anglo/Eastern European/Jewish roots), a delusional
time traveller who believes herself to be working at the Institute of
Militronics and Advanced Time Interventionality (IMATI) in the 21st
century. The Institute is a government funded research centre based
in South London. Established in 2004 its mission is to carry out interventional
historical, anthropological and scientific research through means of
Your journey takes the form of a tour organised by the Institute in
memory of Brodsky's contribution to time travel research.
Through an investigation into Brodsky's life we can witness the often
unsettling and disturbing effects of time travel upon the human mind.
The tour sheds light on much of her life, work and personal interests.
During her lifetime Brodsky carried out major research in areas of film,
TV, music, architecture, genetics, the history of Eastern Europe, the
Holocaust, the 1960s and the Russian Revolution.
Starting at the Institute in 2058, the year of Brodsky's death, you
are shown an introductory movie before entering Brodsky's study, concealed
behind a memorial wall. From here you may travel to her home in Bavaria
and journey to her Satellite spy probe, access her electronic time travelling
diary and discover the time travelling costumes and attaché cases
in her wardrobe, through which you take the lift down to the Clinics
from where you time travel to the homes of (and view case histories
by) Freud, Jung, Klein, Lacan and Kristeva with whom Brodsky has undergone
analysis, paid for with the profits from sales of her feature vibrators,
album sales of her band ('Rosalind Brodsky and the Satellites of Lvov')
and her time travelling cookery TV show (videos of both are also viewable
on the cd).
This work creates a space that negotiates issues of insanity and humour,
fetishism and sexuality, identity and technology, in relation to personal
histories/fictions and histories of the twentieth century.