Four years after ‘Statement and Counter-Statement’ (2015), Experimental Jetset returns with their second paperback. Whereas the previous publication had a more overall monographic scope, ‘Full Scale False Scale’ focuses on a single project: the large, site-specific installation that the studio recently created for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, commissioned to coincide with the museum’s reopening in October 2019. Part reader, part collage, the book forms a subjective archive of research material, just as constructed as the installation itself – an investigation that took them from esoteric colour theories to dark political alliances, and from modernist diagonals to postmodern arches.
In 2018, Experimental Jetset was invited, to create a mural for the walls of Café 2. They decided to take the windows of the facade, and project those windows directly onto the wall. A spatial intervention, creating the impression of an extended facade, adding windows to a wall where there simply can’t be windows. Part reader, part collage, this pocket sized book forms a subjective archive of research material, just as constructed as the installation itself – an investigation that took them from esoteric colour theories to dark political alliances, and from modernist diagonals to postmodern arches.
The design process presented in this paperback reads like an exciting novel. The many insight details testify to Jetset’s research, which clearly manifests how cultural baggage, political commitment and curiosity about contextual backgrounds play an important role in their work
Just like in the previous edition (with added ‘Automatically Arranged Alphabets’.) the paperbacks traditionally come with a 24-page additional zine, this time filled with photos by Johannes Schwartz – fully documenting the installation, in color and black & white.
editing & design: Experimental Jetset
©2020 published by Roma 375
280 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 18 cm, pb, English
Full Scale False Scale is part of Test Press Books Event at KO-OP / 23*- 28.11.21