Two Or Three Things I Know About Provo
18 February - 13 March 2011
TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT PROVO
18 February - 13 March, 2011
A small, personal (and ultimately incomplete) archive presenting graphic documentation related to the Provotarian movement (1965-1967), as installed by Experimental Jetset.
In December 2010, Tim Voss, the director of W139, approached Marieke Stolk, the oldest daughter of Rob Stolk (1946-2001), one of the founding members of Provo, in an attempt to learn more about Provo.. Marieke Stolk also happens to be one of the three members of Experimental Jetset, a small, independent graphic design studio situated in Amsterdam.
Through this impromptu installation, Experimental Jetset will not only attempt to interpret (in a subjective way) the history of Provo, but will also focus on the role of Rob Stolk herein, and will try to reflect on the archetype of the printer as a 'practical utopist', or, to quote the French writer Régis Debray, the printer as "the quintessential worker intellectual or intellectual worker".