NR—JA [detail], moving image 2019

No roots—————
just antennae


Jointly run by Karen Lohrmann and Stefano de Martino, BAY of MARS is a multimedia testing ground. An experimental landscape garden in its origins with its name borrowed from an undisclosed location, BoM became a platform for production, for being in the open, experimenting with it. Today, Bay of Mars migrates to likewise and otherwise friendly environments: online, and in the form of exhibitions, periodicals, time-based work, unique items, and occasional events.

Bay of Mars looks at manifestations and advancements in visualization and how these change along with planetary uncertainties, happenings, and belief patterns. Inviting a broad group of contributors, Bay of Mars links with URBAN STATES for workshops and talks, and with CORRESPONDENTS and the relational product line XRX, for testing, production and outfitting.


As a reflection of the complexity and plurality of the city, URBAN STATES runs topical sequences to address specific issues, conditions and potentials. Urban States is best described as a platform. It gradually generates an open index for reference, evaluation and exploration. It marks the nature, logistics and modalities of contemporary urbanity. It constantly tunes its territory. Initiated in Los Angeles in 2O12, it is the base for developing stories.