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 — Feb 9, 2O2O

Stefano de Martino on the making of Boompjes. Part I and II published by Drawing Matter.

SCREENING Waiting Land EXT. at Il Vuoto Proprio. At A’mbasciata, Naples.
Opening Jan 19, 2O19

The complete Correspondents edition on permanent display at Salon für Kunstbuch and Belvedere 21, Vienna. 


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. 

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Moving image, “05’00 mins, projection loop, 2019

Waiting Land is an ongoing cycle of works including collages, drawings, photographs, scaled replica, multiples, moving images and a story board as comments on an environment we live in. Waiting Land is at once place and condition. It manifests through poor spatial formations and low-res visuals. It shows the actual landscape as the image of the world and what happens in it.  

    Over time, landscape has transformed from a specific and framed image or representation to an immersive rendering as an all encompassing ambience. Our view of landscape has also expanded—not necessarily in precision (which, no doubt, would have been a desirable effect), but in a kaleidoscope-like manner. Now, landscape combines narrations, media and technologies, generating speculation, orientation and information.

    Waiting Land is an occasion to look at landscape in the ‘real’ world. It’s a stub—an environment that stands in for some other functionality or place. A stub can simulate both behavior and form. It can follow a procedure. It can temporarily substitute something yet to happen. This stub is a testing ground: for the next natural onslaught, the next carcass to rise from oblivion, the inevitable amnesty, the transformation of concrete to gold—basic alchemy.