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— Experimental Jetset
Beyond the Space of Fragile Geometry

An Installation by Experimental Jetset
Opening Times Thursday–Sunday, 1–7 pm

Experimental Jetset Screening
Saturday, 15.06.2024, 5 pm

    I am bored with symmetry, verticals and horizontals,
    the beauties of balance. I like it when time disturbs
    space, destabilizes it, chops it through with diagonals
    and bleed lines

    —Régis Debray, “Against Venice” (1999)

    Ritual ideas, relativity
    Only buildings, no people prophecy
    Time slide, place to hide, nudge reality
    Foresight, minds wide, magic imagery

    —Big Audio Dynamite, “E=MC2” (1986)

Experimental Jetset, is an independent, Amsterdam-based graphic design collective, founded in 1997 by Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers, and Danny van den Dungen. Their work, which focuses primarily on printed matter and site-specific installations, is unique in the way it seeks to “transform language into objects.” A key theme in their research is the relationship between sign and city, viewing the city as a platform and infrastructure for language and information.

Beyond the Space of Fragile Geometry is a site-specific installation that refers both to Nicolas Roeg's psychological thriller Don't Look Now (1973), set in Venice, and the brick-wall motif used by Provo – the Amsterdam anarchist movement of the mid-1960s.

Experimental Jetset's research into Provo and the film Don't Look Now in the context of Venice has resulted in a series of outdoor banners, a large-scale spatial installation and accompanying documentation. The installation extends from the spaces of Ca'Buccari into the surrounding arcades, playing with notions of public and private - in the city, in infrastructure and in language.

Further reading. Experimental Jetset’s ongoing research into the Provo movement and other Provo-related subjects is also well documented on Experimental Jetset’s website, where you can find further links concerned with Provo–related printed matter and projects.

For more information about their EXJ Provo Exhibition "Two or Three Things I Know About Provo”, in W139 Amsterdam, 2011 – look here, and here.

Recent exhibitions include “AUTONOMIARTEPOVERARCHIZOOMEMPHISUPERSTUDIOPERAISMO,” MACRO, Rome, 2023, MACRO, Rome, and  “Full Scale False Scale” MoMA, New York, 2019.  

Experimental Jetset has also published a number of books including, Statement and Counter-Statement (Notes on Experimental Jetset, Volume 1), 2015, Full Scale False Scale: A Reader of Sorts (Notes On Experimental Jetset, Volume 3), 2020, and Superstructures (Notes On Experimental Jetset, Volume 2), 2021, all published by Roma Publications.



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