Paper Jam, framed paper objects, 2011

In 1975 Business Week Magazine prophesied the “paperless office, a working environment where computers would store all possible information and replace bulky paper. These utopian ideas, failed to foresee that the technological developments of printers and photocopiers will go hand in hand with the developments of computers, and would double the amount of paper we use in offices today.

Paper Jam is a series of ready-made paper objects, produced in an office via the process of photocopying. An intervention in the photocopiers' function produces an error. The error semi-automatically produces a paper jam, which is later framed in order to acquire the value of a unique art object. Forty years after technology's promise of a paperless world, Paper Jam explores the link, within specific organizational spaces, between over- consumption and mass production, as well as the link between technolgical error and a singular object generated by a machinic instrument designed to produce multiples.