Marianne Templeton

ARTIST / WRITER / CURATOR / ETC.

INNER WORLD / INNEN WELT:
THE PROJECTS OF HAUS-RUCKER-CO.,
1967–1992
@ WORK Gallery 23.06–01.09.12


Haus-Rucker-Co.'s playful designs for inflatable structures, prosthetic devices and interventions into public space were also blueprints for social change and an experiential theory of architecture. Situating itself on the transitional ground between architecture, design and performance art, the Viennese group was unique in its distinctive emphasis on the perceptual realm, and its engagement with environmental themes.

Inner World / Innen Welt presents a comprehensive selection of archival drawings and collages, photographs, models and print ephemera spanning Haus-Rucker-Co.'s 25-year collaboration, on loan from Ortner & Orner Baukunst. Some of the projects on display were realised in public spaces; others remain virtual–and often fantastic–solutions for social, political or environmental concerns. Haus-Rucker-Co. was founded in 1967 by Laurids Ortner, Günther Zamp Kelp and Klaus Pinter, later joined by Manfred Ortner.

Inner World / Innen Welt is curated by Marianne Templeton and Kate Trant.

Haus-Rucker-Co


Haus-Rucker-Co Image 01
Installation view. Courtesy of Ortner & Ornter Baukunst and WORK Gallery.
Haus-Rucker-Co Image 02
Installation view. Courtesy of Ortner & Ornter Baukunst and WORK Gallery.
Haus-Rucker-Co Image 03
Detail of Alpenwanderung, 1974. Courtesy of Ortner & Ornter Baukunst and WORK Gallery.
Haus-Rucker-Co Image 04
Königsstuhl from the series Berge 1974. Courtesy of Ortner & Ornter Baukunst and WORK Gallery.
Haus-Rucker-Co Image 05
Magazine spread documenting the interactive installation Giant Billiard in Vienna, 1970.
Courtesy of Ortner & Ornter Baukunst and WORK Gallery.
Haus-Rucker-Co Image 06
Display of original photographs and ephemera relating to the projects Gelbes Herz and Oase No. 7.
Courtesy of Ortner & Ornter Baukunst and WORK Gallery.
Haus-Rucker-Co Image 08
Original photographs of The Mind Expander Chair. Courtesy of Ortner & Ornter Baukunst and WORK Gallery.
Haus-Rucker-Co Image 07
Drawing and photograph of the Mind Expander project. Courtesy of Ortner & Ornter Baukunst and WORK Gallery.
Haus-Rucker-Co Image 09
Installation view. Courtesy of Ortner & Ornter Baukunst and WORK Gallery.
Haus-Rucker-Co Image 10
Photograph of Einweckglas, 1977. Courtesy of Ortner & Ornter Baukunst and WORK Gallery.
Haus-Rucker-Co Image 11
Gelbes Herz, 1968. Courtesy of Ortner & Ornter Baukunst.
Haus-Rucker-Co Image 12
Detail of section plan for Gelbes Herz, 1968. Courtesy of Ortner & Ornter Baukunst.