|Chris Dreier, OJAI Head Quarters (2016), collage on paper, OJAI archives, Berlin.|
Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly, commemorative trays(2016), collage on canteen tray, goods in transit.
Gary Farrely and Chris Dreier have officially launched a new research and co-production initiative- the Office of Joint Administrative Intelligence (OJAI). The objectives of the combined effort are original research focused on economic modeling, post-war architecture and personal inventory systems. The new entity manifests in co-authored bureaucracy, performance, mail-art and photography. The first OJAI summit was held in Berlin earlier this month and was commemorated with a limited edition of hand-fabricated decorative trays. To celebrate the successful conclusion of the summit the trays were generously dispatched as mail-art to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit and the National Center for Contemporary Art in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The remaining examplaire has been retained in the OJAI archive and will be part of an OJAI exhibition at Grölle Pass Projects in Wuppertal this coming autumn.