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.