At RACA 5th November - 5th December
Waiting Land is based on observations in the Southern Italian
Region of Calabria. The project explores the distance between
ideal values, ambitions, aspirations, dreams, and their actual
manifestation. It describes this through the observation of
marginal aspects of a territory. Unseen and ignored, this territory
is in a state of waiting, expecting the next event: nature the
next onslaught (Amazons), a carcass to be completed (Domus,
El Croquis), an interior to be lived in (Elle Deco, Wallpaper),
a dream to be realized (Dallas, Bacardi), concrete to turn into
gold (a missing planning consent, Knight Frank and Rutley, et.
Waiting Land is at once place and condition. As a territory
it enjoys widespread actuality, as manifestation it remains
anonymous. This place is neither ignored nor unwanted. Still,
it remains unseen. Found conditions are observed from a distance.
The approach is less documentation than a search for evidence
describing social and urban reality, which is brought into consciousness
For the Copenhagen exhibition Lorma Marti move evidence into
the showroom of RACA in the form of an installation of real
size columns as they mark the continuously growing territory
of Waiting Land. A range of videos, images and archetypical
items complete the installation.
LORMA MARTI was formed by Karen Lohrmann and Stefano de Martino
in 2000. Their work deals with the evident and the unseen, which
in their observations are explicitly correlated. The reinterpretation
of contemporary phenomena leads to the search for a specific
approach in each project. Karen Lohrmann and Stefano de Martino
live and work between Berlin and Rome.
thanks to the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Goethe
Institut in Copenhagen for their support.