Ortlos Architects at International Festival "The Theatre" Stockholm 3-5 February 2006
International Festival “The Theatre” takes as a series of departure points for the realization of the project – to develop and build a full-scale theatre on the basis of a budget conventionally issued for a theatre/dance performance - during Steirischer Herbst 2007 a number of seminars. These seminars are to be held on a quarterly basis in different cities in Europe, inviting old and new guest for discussions and processes. At each seminar a public session will be held where the invited guests give presentations of their own work, practically and theoretically. Some of the presentations will be given specific weight to the project itself, others will be concerned with local projects or with more general issues concerning performance and architecture in its widest possible meaning.
The first seminar was given at the art space Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm 3-5 February 2006.
In this presentation ORTLOS lays out their activity as a kind of matrix, an infinite, constantly changeable field of the creative entries of those who shape it. From a certain size on, the constructs show the first signs of selforganization. And so it has been with ORTLOS right from the beginning. It is a kind of virus that is spreading, and although in the background, it makes you gradually sink into a world whose laws correspond to a different logic. ORTLOS is an instrument for the nomadic working methods.
ORTLOS architects was founded by Ivan Redi and Andrea Schröttner as a network of interdisciplinary partners, with a commitment to the on-line working methods as well as their strong interest in expanding classical architectural tasks by simulating virtual environments to be applied to future realities, with the use of cutting-edge computer technologies. Their work has been published and exhibited world wide, among others at La Biennale in Venice 2000. They are currently teaching at TUGraz.
ORTLOS architects have recently brought out their new book “ORTLOS: Architecture of the NetWORKS”, 2005 – Hatje Cantz Verlag.