Jörg Lukas Matthaei studied Comparative Literature and Philosophy in Passau, Dijon, Bonn, and Berlin. In the 1990s, he began developing multidisciplinary interventions and performances with various artists in independent art venues and public spaces in Berlin. He subsequently founded his own label, matthaei & konsorten, which has produced over 50 projects since 2000, which range from stage productions, installations, and discourse productions to the development of new formats for urban landscapes in various European cities. The latter has been a focal point of Matthaei's work for several years. These site-specific urban projects combine extensive research into collective topography with unique performative portraits. Throughout their open processes (both in the development and the settings for audiences), the roles of performers, observers and authors switch. Everything in an urban space can turn into a zone of play, in which media inputs expand the possibilities of perception and one's own actions.