Jeremy Hutchison - Erratum
Erratum is a luxury brand of mass-produced dysfunctional objects, created by workers from factories across China, India, Poland, Turkey and Pakistan on artist's order. Jeremy invited those workers to insert an arbitrary error into one of the items they typically produce in bulk within their everyday working routine. The acquired malformed objects were then utilized to create a luxury boutique of beautiful yet unusable consumer goods of everyday use.
The project is conceived as a social critique of hyperefficient yet dehumanized chain of globalised mass-production, while breaking the mundane stereotype of the factory worker's life with a possibility to make an error. “I became fascinated by this idea of an intentional human error to break the tedium of mass-production,” says the artist. “I wanted to see what would happen if you commissioned this kind of intentional mistake into the smooth logic of a hyperefficient globalised machine,” says the author.
The exhibition starts on January 15th 2014 in the outdoor space of Artwall Gallery. There will also be an accompanying exhibition of the dysfunctional designed objects in the ground level of The National Technical Library.
Curators: Markéta Dolejšová, Lenka Kukurová, Petr Motyčka, Zuzana Štefková
Video report in English: https://artycok.tv/en/24833/erratum