Izabela Pluta Public Art Commission
The City of Melbourne has unveiled an installation of a new public artwork by Izabela Pluta, Unset Typologies. Commissioned by the City of Melbourne Public Art Program, it is a photomural banner which wraps the east and south facades of CitiPower Substation, 620-640 Little Bourke Street.
The artwork explores how the nature of photomural wallpaper enables observers to hypothesize the existence of a past and glimpse the possibility of a future. The images depict a transitional space of exposed fittings, ceiling panels, vents and lights suspended as a result of the building’s transformation. The artwork invites us to contemplate the relentless renewal of the CBD over time, and more specifically the CitiPower Substation itself – an industrial landmark framed by large-scale excavation and new development.