Metahaven’s debut Australian lecture will coincide with their exhibition Metahaven: Field Report presented by the Melbourne Art Book Fair and RMIT Design Hub Gallery.
Metahaven and its work consists of filmmaking, writing, and design, and is united conceptually by interests in poetry, storytelling, propaganda, and digital superstructures. Films by Metahaven include The Sprawl (Propaganda about Propaganda), 2015), Information Skies, 2016), Hometown, 2018, Eurasia (Questions on Happiness), 2018, and Elektra, 2019. Recent solo exhibitions include Version History at the ICA London, 2018), and Earth at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2018. Recent group exhibitions include Ghost:2651 in Bangkok, 2018, the Sharjah Biennial, 2017, and the Gwangju Biennale, 2016. Recent publications by Metahaven include PSYOP, 2018, and Digital Tarkovsky, 2018.
Brad Haylock is a designer, publisher and academic. He is Coordinator of Higher Degrees by Research in the School of Design at RMIT University, Melbourne, and he is founding editor of Surpllus, an independent, para-academic imprint that focusses on critical and speculative practices across art, design and theory.
Megan Patty is a publisher, writer and curator. Megan is publisher at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, and Curator, Melbourne Art Book Fair. She has worked across the museum and arts sector to develop new publishing propositions for museums, artists, and private and public collections for the past 12 years. She is a PhD candidate at RMIT University.