Unset Typologies

Izabela Pluta

1 Apr 2013

Unset Typologies, commissioned by the City of Melbourne Public Art Program, is a photomural banner by Izabela Pluta which wraps the east and south facing 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.