Kreider + O'Leary
Lisbon Architecture Triennale
14th September - 15th December 2013

At the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013, Kreider + O'Leary will be presenting a new work entitled Edge City, as part of the 'Close...Closer' associated projects selected by Triennale chief curater Beatrice Galilee.

Edge City consists of a performance, video installation and mediated city walk each exploring the maritime edges of Lisbon from the Ponte Vasco da Gama to the Ponte 25 de April near the Alcántara Docks. Operating at a crossover between cultural geography, video documentary and fiction, Kreider + O'Leary interweave spatial, historical, social and political narratives to create an immaterial overlay to the city’s urban fabric. Through this, they tell a story of discovery, encounter and overwhelm.

About Kreider + O'Leary:
Kreider + O'Leary are a poet and architect who collaborate to make performance, installation and time-based media work in relation to sites of architectural and cultural interest. Since 2003, they have worked collaboratively to construct work in prisons, churches, military sites, film locations, landscape gardens and desert environments, as well as in more traditional gallery venues across the UK, Europe, the US, Australia, and Japan. Their most recent work 'Light Vessel Automatic' exhibited at ‘Performing Architecture’ at Tate Britain in February 2013.

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Edge City has three major strands:

1. Live Performance
On the opening weekend of the Triennale, Kreider + O'Leary will conduct a mediated guided tour of the maritime edges of the city, starting at Cais do Sodré on the river's edge. Working ‘en-promenade’ they will explore specific details of the city fabric, focussing on its maritime history. With archaeological levels of detail, they will use performance, props, images, texts and architectural elements to explore the site as the fulcrum for a number of inter-related systems.
- Date: 14th Sept 2013, departing at 19.00
- Location: Outside the Terminal Fluvial at Cais do Sodré Station
- Webpage:
- Tickets:

2. Video Installation
For the duration of the Triennale, Kreider + O'Leary will be exhibiting a new video installation at Lisbon's Lx Factory entitled Edge City. This piece works with time-based media and text to inter-weave spatial, historical, social and political narratives of the city of Lisbon.
- Dates: 14th Sept – 15th Dec 2013
- Location: Lx Factory, Rua Rodrigues Faria, 103 / 1300 - 501 Lisboa
- LxFactory Exhibitions:

3. Self-guided Walk
A self-guided walking tour will be made available on the Kreider + O'Leary website for the duration of the Triennale. Leading participants along the maritime edges of Lisbon between Cais do Sodré to Alcántara Mar cultivate, the tour works with digitally augmented spatial practice to cultivate an enriched, multi-layered cultural experience of the urban environment. Prior to departure, please log on to the webpage and follow the directions provided.
- Dates: 14th Sept – 15th Dec 2013
- Location: Start outside the Terminal Fluvial at Cais do Sodré Station at any time.
- Map and details:

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Trienal de Lisboa:
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