Based in Stuttgart and Istanbul, m-a-u-s-e-r represents the practice and research of the Micro Architecture Unit Star Energy Ray. As undisciplined, collaborative studio they reflect and produce architecture in different media. Their only, quasi-universal, principle is that ideas – although being shaped by certain linguistic, social, political, technological, and interpretative conditions – dominate their strategies, procedures, and objects. Therefore, m-a-u-s-e-r’s work can come as building, installation, video, graphic, sound, text, etc. – depending on the idea behind. It can use existing forms or develop anti-forms. It is shown in their self-published magazine Junk Jet, in their texts for e-flux journal, Perspecta, etc., and in their exhibitions at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, General Public Berlin, Venice Architecture Biennial, New Museum, Storefront for Art and Architecture New York, etc. It is reflected in their book How Architecture Learned to Speculate.
Currently, they have the chair of foundations of design and experimental architecture at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art. As a part of OfficeUS, m-a-u-s-e-r represented the U.S. Pavilion, at the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, with a collaborative work investigating architecture as part of global, post capitalist culture.
2015 / 201502 / Buchvernissage
Magazine Launch: Cows when reading JUNK JET produce more milk.
m-a-u-s-e-r (Mona Mahall and Asli Serbest)