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WELCOME,
STRANGER

You have entered
the worlds of

HEPTAKOSMOJ

IMMERSIVE FICTION

Heptakosmoj is an immersive fiction bookseries. 'Heptakosmoj' means 'seven worlds'. The first story, Mendelstov, has come out. So there are six more to follow. They are seven lives of one character in different times and places. 

 

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.  You can start exploring Oxzana's worlds by reading the novel Mendelstov or by joining an event in our warehouse atelier in Amsterdam Noord. Join Oxzana's quest for freedom and identity. Welcome to Heptakosmoj

 

 
 
THE SEVEN WORLDS
OF OXZANA 

Mellius explains: 'Heptakosmoj' means seven worlds. 'Hepta' is seven in ancient Greek and 'kosmoj' means worlds. The entire project is based on seven novels, with themes such as women power, freedom, good and evil, black and white and all these opposites play a crucial part in the story. I start with the sixth world. The world of Mendelstov tells of the initiation journey of Oxzana Mendelstova. Oxzana Mendelstova is a girl, aged 24, when she leaves her village to travel the world in order to free it.

 

I adore changes, so I love painting, I photograph, make jewelry, and some worlds also need their own clothing style, so I also design clothing. What drives this entire novel, is music. Classical music by old Russian composers. And dance, lots of dance. There's the written component... That floats down from your spirit.. or who knows... But these are words. With these words everyone can make their own imagination. But here you see the crystallisation of these words. So you actually see what the words mean. The tent. The truck. The altar for Women Power.

 

And all those paintings that you see in the tent are part of a Spatial Poem, which is something highly theoretical. But here you can see it expressed in paintings. When you walk through my atelier, you are walking through a novel.

THE CREATION OF SEVEN WORLDS

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In the seven worlds of Heptakosmoj a tale is told of the journey of protagonist Oxzana Mendelstova. Through time and space she searches for her own identity and redemption for her people.
 
Her quest is expressed in multiple artforms.  The interconnecting stories of Oxzana, her seven lives in different times and bodies, and her fellow travellers are the lifeblood of Heptakosmoj. 

All seven worlds are in progress. With time, glimpses are unveiled. The first world, the sixth life, the world of identity, is now open to visit. 
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The World of

Decay

The World of

Polarity

The World of

Destiny

The World of

Love

The World of

Redemption

The World of

Identity

The World of

Unity

 

Heptakosmoj

BLUEPRINTS

Heptakosmoj is immense. During 2011 - 2012 Mellius made the effort to draw these sketches in an attempt to capture his thoughts. These sketches are the building blocks. 
 
The sketches give you a sense of what’s in progress within Heptakosmoj. And how it all started, how this project grew from intial concepts to what you see now, over the course of many years.
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Sketches
and drawings

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