VR-experience &
Video Installation
ODYSSEY. VILLA “CIRCE” is Homer's story of Odysseus’s travels, of the tribes he met, of monsters, chimeras, and gods is surprisingly relevant today. We live among contemporary myths of cyborgs, genetic experiments and mutants, research into immortality, environmental disasters and myths of humanity’s proximity to the gods.

ODYSSEY. VILLA “CIRCE”, the first of nine episodes.
The project will be released as
• VR experience, ~15 min
• Video installation (single- and multichannel versions)
• Separate fragments will be released as NFT
VR-experience is being developed by the Exiland team
Exiland acts as partners and producers of the interactive works of the renowned artistic group, AES+F. This collaboration is a testament to the strength of our commitment to promoting and supporting cutting-edge contemporary art. As partners and producers, we will be working closely with AES+F to bring their innovative and thought-provoking interactive work to life.
Together with 3D generalist Kirill Klochkov we are developing a prototype of the VR-experience ODYSSEY. VILLA “CIRCE”. Visitors can explore the preview scene created in Unreal Engine, discover the location, read about the project and immerse into the Odyssey's atmosphere by walking through the Sicilian villa in the magical world.
Denis Semenov, Exiland co-creator, ODYSSEY. VILLA “CIRCE” VR Artist
Project launch planned in March 2024
To produce this immersive installation and to bring it to festivals, museums, galleries and NFT marketplaces
Investors will get:

• Visibility
• Limited digital art objects from the artists
• Early access to other 8 parts of the project
• Exiland private club membership
• Invite to all art events related to the project
On April 29, 2023, guests of the AES+F studio in Berlin were able to see the first video trailer for the project "ODYSSEY, VILLA ‘CIRCE'" and an interactive toolbar. The artists' residence was visited by representatives of galleries and art curators, including Marcin Kotlovsky, General Director of the Vienna Holding, Anna Ignatovich and some others. The event was held as part of the Berlin Gallery Weekend.

ODYSSEY. VILLA "CIRCE" is planned to be exhibited at exhibitions in museums and galleries, the biennale of contemporary art, as well as at film festivals and NFT exhibitions.
DONATE TODAY to become part of this daring new VR experience, and have the opportunity to follow along with the creative proces!

The world famous artistic group AES+F was founded as AES in 1987 by T. Arzamasova, L. Evzovich and E. Svyatsky; with the addition of V. Friedkes in 1995, it became AES+F. The group works at the intersection of traditional media, photography, installation, video and digital technologies. The team is also working on scenography for the theatre. The practice of AES+F is a kind of social psychoanalysis through which the group explores the global values, vices and conflicts of contemporary culture.

AES+F achieved worldwide recognition and exposure in the Russian Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 with their first multi-channel video installation, "Last Riot" (2007). The next two projects — "The Feast of Trimalchio" (2009) and "Allegoria Sacra" (2011) — were also shown at the Biennale in Venice, Sydney, Moscow and others. AES+F presented its next multi-channel video project "Inverso Mundus" (2015) at the 56th Venice Biennale, the 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the 1st Bangkok Biennale and several others. The group released its first mixed reality installation "Psychosis" in 2017.

The latest multichannel video installation "Turandot 2070" (2021) was presented at the Jeonnam Museum of Art in South Korea in 2021.