Jack’s Reloaded: Material as memory
Exhibition, Curation, Public talk:
Melbourne Design Week
Jack’s Magazine opens its doors for a unique site-specific exhibition of moving image, sound and installation works. Designers, artists and guest speakers examine and extrapolate Victoria’s cultural narratives through an analysis of the material history of basalt within the framework of deep time. From shaping the Victorian landscape to in-turn being reshaped by humans, basalt transforms into foundations, iconic buildings and streets of our urban centres in the form of bluestone. It is critical that we understand bluestone not only as relic, as symbol, as commodity, but as lava flow, geographic modifier and as a definitive carrier of Indigenous and colonial stories. Exploring these relationships may generate new readings of the past and new perspectives of a future fast approaching.
Public talk: Material as memory
Ross Gibson, Timothy Edensor, Stephanie Trigg & Laura Harper