Experimental Jetset are only using the term retrospective loosely, describing their approach to Superstructure as a personal research project – a way to look deeper at the themes and movements that have informed their work for over two decades. Given the trio’s ongoing focus on print and typography, the exhibition examines the relationships between the city and language, forming a site-specific installation addressing the very notion of the city as a platform for language, and is accompanied by a series of nine newspapers produced in collaboration with Melbourne designers.
“The exhibition places Experimental Jetset and its ideas driven, socially engaged practice within a historical continuum,” says Fluer Watson, RMIT Design Hub co-curator along with Kate Rhodes. The journey through their work is told through four quarters of an imaginary city; The Constructivist City, The Situationist City, The Provotarian City and the Post-Punk City. Explore the architecturally inspired assemblage, where you will find archival images juxtaposed with work, both old and new, spanning film, collage, posters and prints.
[Main image: Statement and Counter-Statement: Notes on Experimental Jetset (2015) – Selected spreads. Monograph/paperback, designed and edited by Experimental Jetset. Published by Roma Publications (Amsterdam). Courtesy NGV]
Where: RMIT Design Hub, Level 2, Project Rooms 1 & 2, Building 100, Victoria St, Carlton
When: Opening Thu 15 March 6-8pm, then daily until Sat 5 May
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