Factory Workers Make Dysfunctional Luxury Objects That Become Art [Pics]

Factory Workers Make Dysfunctional Luxury Objects That Become Art [Pics]
Arts & Culture

Artist Jeremy Hutchison’s ‘Erratum’ is a collection of 'hacked' items that were sent to him by laborers around the world.

Emma Hutchings
  • 11 december 2012

London-based artist Jeremy Hutchison‘s ‘Erratum‘ is a project that invited factory workers from China, India, Turkey and Pakistan to purposefully insert an error into the products they make every day, removing their original function. The workers sent Hutchison these dysfunctional luxuries, which include a double-heeled stiletto and a cheese grater with no holes. The project comments on mass production, the plight of factory workers, and the element of humanity in the production process. Hutchison said:

True luxury has no function. It is not something to be used or understood. It is a feeling: beyond sense, beyond logic, beyond utility. It is an ethic of perfect dysfunctionality.

Luxury Items Made Intentionally With Errors Provide No Purpose [Pics]

Erratum launched at a pop-up boutique at the Paradise Row gallery in London. Each limited edition product is numbered, sealed and authenticated with the provenance (factory name, worker, year of production). The collection will also be available to purchase online. Click through to see some of the dysfunctional items:


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