London artist shows off to struggling foreign workers how much money he can afford to waste

July 5, 2011 at 7:07 pm (Arts and languages)

Link: The Art of the Factory

“I asked them to make me one of their products, but to make it with an error…Whatever this worker chose to do, I would accept and pay for.”

“[Err is] about creating deliberate miscommunication,” continues Hutchison, “forging a moment of poetry within a hyper-efficient system of digital exchange. It’s about an invisible global workforce, and their connection to the relentless regurgitation of stuff. It’s about Duchamp and the readymade, but updated to exist within the context of today’s globalised economy. It’s about the rub between art and design, the mass-produced and unique, the functional and the dysfunctional.”

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