Suzanne Treister

CD 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.
ISBN: 190103366X

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This 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 time travel.
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.

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