Kunstraum Innsbruck

Lorma Marti

21 Mar - 03 Apr 2009

Lorma Marti, how we spent it, 2009 - Ten years of "how to spend it"
"How we spent it"

21.03.09 - 03.04.09

Presentation of publication series correspondents and opening of how we spent it by Lorma Marti

March 20th 2009 19 h Kunstraum Innsbruck, project space

With Lorma Marti’s how we spent it the Institute of Design Studio1University of Innsbruck presents its first edition of correspondents. This new series of publications features work by artists, architects and researchers who, as visiting faculty, contribute significantly to the dialogue within Studio1.

Studio1 is directed to exploring and questioning issues related to the mostly constructed, mostly artificial contemporary environment. These range from the development of critical assessments of landscape and urban environments to the understanding of relationships of design and production, from studies of social and cultural phenomena to their translation into physical realities.

Editions 2009
No. 1: Lorma Marti, how we spent it (March 2009)

In Preparation:
No. 2: William Engelen
No. 3: Folke Köbberling & Martin Kaltwasser
No. 4: Irmi Peer
No. 5: Carsten Nicolai

Lorma Marti - how we spent it

March 21st - April 3rd 2009
Kunstraum Innsbruck, Project Space

In how we spent it Lorma Marti transcribe products, prices and values from the Financial Times weekend supplement how to spend it into text and barcodes - a register of moods, patterns and trends since the year 2000.

For the Kunstraum Innsbruck project space, Lorma Marti complete their long time observation of the magazine: having calculated all listed values as prices per kilo their collection of how to spend it - issues will be shredded, leaving behind a valuable heap of paper scraps.

Initiated 2002 in Berlin, Lorma Marti are Stefano de Martino and Karen Lohrmann. They work on spaces in transformation, cultural manifestations and resultant landscapes. They have shown work at the Downtown Independent Los Angeles, Prague Contemporary Art Festival, UM 08 Uckermark/Berlin, Madrid Abierto, RACA Copenhagen, Bath Film Festival, Rotterdam Biennale, MOCA DC Washington, amongst other institutions. how we spent it is their second publication after Update: all Possible Worlds (2008).

Tags: Folke Koebberling & Martin Kaltwasser, Rä di Martino, Carsten Nicolai