the worlds of
"You have entered the worlds of Heptakosmoj. These are seven worlds. Seven worlds, seven books. Good that you are here. Finally you have done something noteworthy in your life. Now, don't go snooping around in these worlds. You will be most certainly disconcerted. There is much to be found, however much more to be lost. I often loose myself as well."
Hepta means seven and kosmoj means worlds. Heptakosmoj is an immersive art and literature project by writer and mulitdisciplinary artist Mellius. It tells of seven parallel worlds, seven lives of one character, Oxzana Mendelstov. One of her (quite exciting) lives is (almost) ready to be read, heard, seen, experienced.
The stories of Oxzana's lives can be read in novels, heard in music, seen in video's , paintings, installations, and performance, sometimes even danced, tasted and smelled.
It's a multi-layered spatial poem. Interested? You can explore Oxzana's world by reading the novel Mendelstov [coming out soon] or by joining an event in our warehouse atelier in Amsterdam Noord. Join Oxzana's quest for freedom. Welcome to the Heptakosmoj community.
'Mendelstov' is about the power of the human voice in a quest to save the world from a deadly allergy.
The Inter Human Allergy – commonly known as the Shun, has struck mercilessly in the Great Assault. Families and villages are torn apart and people are forced to live isolated, able to spend no more than two days together at once or their lungs will slowly but surely turn to stone.
In a world controlled by the evil order of the Azorite army, Oxzana Mendelstov goes on a quest to save her village from annihalation and military control. Disguised as a boy in order to feel safe, she sets out on a long and intense journey to find an antidote.
Mendelstov, the novel, will come out in 2020. Stay tuned!
Heptakosmoj is immense. During 2011 - 2012 Mellius made the effort to draw these sketches in an attempt to capture his thoughts, so as not to forget them.
The sketches give you a sense of what’s in progress within Heptakosmoj. And how this project grew from intial concepts to what you see now, over the course of many years.
to Hepta music
The second EP is out
Take a listen into the world of Mendelstov, a novel floating on music.
The second part of an acoustic puzzle, the soundtrack of the paintings, the worlds of Heptakosmoj and the novel...
And... the second EP includes a track in 8D. Wear headphones for optimal effect.
You can now listen to the first two Heptakosmoj EP's on iTunes and Spotify.