Edge City at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale

We will be presenting a new work entitled Edge City at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, which runs from 13 September-19 December 2014. The work is 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.

The work has three major strands:

1. Live Performance 
On the opening weekend of the Triennale, we will conduct a mediated guided tour of the maritime edges of the city for small groups of people. Starting at Cais do Sodré on the river's edge and working ‘en-promenade’, we 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 
- Tickets: http://edgecity.eventbrite.co.uk/

2. Video Installation 
For the duration of the Triennale, we will exhibit the work in the form of a video installation at Lisbon's Lx Factory. Here we work 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 FactoryRua Rodrigues Faria, 103 / 1300 - 501 Lisboa 
- LxFactory Exhibitions: http://www.lxfactory.com/EN/agenda/exposicoes/2013/09/

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, participants in the walk can 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: http://www.kreider-oleary.net/edge-city/map.htm

See the following related links:
Trienal de Lisboa: http://www.trienaldelisboa.com/en/#/ 
Close… Closer: http://www.close-closer.com/en/#


Post-Performance Drawings in Melbourne

Drawing related to  Video Shakkei  performance at Awaji Water Temple.

Drawing related to Video Shakkei performance at Awaji Water Temple.


We have been invited by the International Centre for Drawing at RMIT Melbourne to produce a number of large-scale drawing works as part of the Drawing Out festival and conference in Melbourne, Australia, from 7th-9th April. For the exhibition we will generate a number of 'post-performance' drawings relating to Video Shakkei, specifically, and relating generally to our process and practice of site-specific performance and time-based drawing throughout the project.  There will be five drawings in total, each drawn directly onto a wall panel of approximately 3m x 5m and interlinked in a vertically ascending space. 

The drawings will be exhibited at RMIT Melbourne for six weeks.


Video Shakkei at The Centre for Drawing, London


Culminating our residency in The Project Space at The Centre for Drawing we will present Video Shakkei in the form of an installation work.  The work incorporates video compositions relating to seven of our fourteen performances in Japan, as well as materials generated during our residency, reflecting on this experience.  The resulting environment of image, object and text opens up the system of features we are calling 'our' Japan to a viewer's enactment and interpretation.  

Drawing from the Japanese practice of shakkei, or ‘borrowed landscape,’ artists Kreider + O’Leary engage with a number of sites in Japan - from ancient Shinto spaces of ritual in Ise to the futuristic Umeda Sky building in Osaka - to perform a series of sequenced actions or ‘live drawings.’ These actions are recorded simultaneously from differing points of view using high definition video as well as recently developed embedded miniature video camera technology. Edited together in series of filmic composites modeled on the multi-scaled architectural drawing, the recordings relate architectural space - to performed event - to narrative sequence. The result is a hyper-digitized, absurdly choreographed and poetically rendered image of place.

Private view : Thursday 3rd September 2009 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition : Friday 4th Sept - Thursday 1st Oct 2009 

Viewing by appointment : Contact Claire Foss 020 7514 9706

The Centre for Drawing Project Space 
Wimbledon College of Art
The University of the Arts London 
Merton Hall Road, London SW19 3QA