No Other Symptoms - Time Travelling with Rosalind Brodsky
This cd-rom is an interactive investigation into the life of Rosalind Brodsky (an alter ego Suzanne Tresiter invented in 1995 with whom she shares 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.
Suzanne was envisionning the near futrue and designed a 124 page full colour hardback book to house the cd-rom because of the inevitable obsolescence of the digital material. To have all images represented in book form, although non-interactive and linear, at least shows the main contents of the work.
About Suzanne Treister
Suzanne Treister (b.1958 London UK) studied at St Martin's School of Art, London (1978-1981) and Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (1981-1982) based in London having lived in Australia, New York and Berlin. Initially recognized in the 1980s as a painter, she became a pioneer in the digital/new media/web based field from the beginning of the 1990s, making work about emerging technologies, developing fictional worlds and international collaborative organisations. Utilising various media, including video, the internet, interactive technologies, photography, drawing and watercolour, Treister has evolved a large body of work which engages with eccentric narratives and unconventional bodies of research to reveal structures that bind power, identity and knowledge. Often spanning several years, her projects comprise fantastic reinterpretations of given taxonomies and histories that examine the existence of covert, unseen forces at work in the world, whether corporate, military or paranormal.
More on http://ensemble.va.com.au/Treister/
Authored with Director 5 on a Mac using System 7. It was made cross platform for Mac and Windows users.
Format / PlatformCD-ROM Mac PC
Black Dog Publishing Limited, London, UK, 1999
Directed, produced, written, designed and programmed by Suzanne Treister.
Additional programming: Katie Hayne
Video editing assistance: Martin Potter
Sound assistance: Michael Grimm
Music and production: Jed Palmer