Jūra Bardauskaitė (b. 1989) and Kęstutis Montvidas (b. 1984) are Lithuanian visual artists collaborating on a project about islands called Odysseus Atlas. Homer’s epos is the initial inspiration of the project with a figure of Odysseus – a legendary trickster – as a guide.
The definition of an island is fractured, but the course of the project is set in tune with the nature of islandness due to marginality, isolation, and diversity. An environmentally conscious attitude presupposes the use of locally available materials and resources. Artists emphasize the interdisciplinary approach towards their work as being complementary to their subject matter. Every artwork is unique and corresponds to a certain context, but in general, reflects the authors’ ambition for an ecologically sustainable future.