SIX YEARS OUT OF SIX HUNDRED: ELBE & MARTE 2O16 — 2O21 [and, 16th — 21st century], Dec 2O21.

Essay and new work ENDURING TEMPORARINESS published in IQD no.62 Jan/Mar 2O21.

CASE STUDY HOUSE Los Angeles, Dec 2O2O.

First screenings of AIR and THE STUB at FRAC Centre Val de Loire, Orléans. 
Until Feb 9 2O2O.
The WAITING LAND cycle at the Second Biennale d'Architecture d'Orléans YEARS OF SOLITUDE. FRAC Centre Val de Loire, Orléans, Oct 11, 2O19 — Jan 19 2O2O.


Stefano de Martino on the making of BOOMPJES. Part I and II published by Drawing Matter, Feb 2O19.

EXT. at Il Vuoto ProprioA’mbasciata, Naples. Opening Jan 19 2O19.

CORRESPONDENTS edition on permanent display at Salon für Kunstbuch and Belvedere 21, Vienna. 

WAITING LAND book shortlisted for the Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing at Melbourne Art Book Fair 2O18.

WAITING LAND at CAMPO, Rome. June 21 — July 21 2O17. 



Karen Lohrmann and Stefano de Martino collaborate since 2OO1, the year they began working on Waiting Land. As comments on developing stories and engaging the characteristic features of places they live in — Berlin, Los Angeles, and Southern Italy — they address spaces in transformation, cultural manifestations and resultant landscapes. In different media and through multiple takes they develop sets of works as environments, experiences and narratives. They publish, exhibit and teach internationally. 

SIX YEARS OUT OF SIX HUNDRED:  ELBE & MARTE 2O15 — 2O21 [or, 16th — 21st century]

4O°38'55.7"N 14°26'26.4"E
Reconstruction and re-enactment of oil mill, storage and living quarters,
and productive terraced land. 

Diptych, 42 x 56 in (1O7 x 142 cm) each, C-Type digital, Los Angeles 2O2O

At the crossroads of perception this case study house is both illusion and reality. It points at a revised balance between what we construct and its relation to other conditions and systems. It requests to be part of an ecology, to be actively engaged with all processes throughout space and time.
Los Angeles as idea and as a place means to cultivate a diversity of environments. Together they weave the continuous yet always changing fabric of its landscape. The logic of real estatenormalizes the richness of this landscape as an inclusive context, continuing the monotony of colonial pastiche and postmodernist gesturing — all maxed out to claim all space in exchange for nothing.

* All construction done on the principle of speculation.