Odiseo offers a sophisticated take on erotica, redefining the confines of traditional erotic publishing by balancing philosophical texts and essays with images that lie in between art and erotica.
Odiseo Volume 8 explores the multiple meanings and shapes of ‘Encounters’, with Eugenia Lapteva’s essay Love’s Work: A precarious encounter, an essay treating the application Tinder. Alongside the philosopher Nick Bostrom’s letter from an utopian future self, Joe Fletcher contributes with his retrospective on vinyl artworks by the Italian saxophonist Fausto Papetti. This volume also contains the recurrent input Fiktion, this time with an essay by Francis Nenik. Claudia Grassl explores and creates new shapes of the human body in connection with erotic elements in her introducing photo essay. Eliot Lee Hazel delves into the many lines of the figure in a beautiful series pf photography and finally a sequence of portrait focusing on the erotism centred around the mouth by the local photographers EskenaziEncursiva.
“The excitement of working with models is to find and create new shapes of the human body. The beauty of these shapes in connection with erotic elements, like flowers and liquids, takes the imagery beyond perspectives.”Claudia Grassl, Photographer
“For without disjunction and dissymmetry within the self and between the self and other, no third term is created, no symbolisation occurs and the precarious movement of love is surreptitiously cemented.” From ‘Love’s Work: A Precarious Encounter’ by Eugenia Lapteva, Writer & editor
Think of this note as if it were an invitation to a ball – a ball that will take place only if people show up. We call the lives we lead here “Utopia”. From ‘Letter from Utopia’ by philosopher Nick Bostrom