The new episode of #A.I.L – artists in laboratories, the weekly radio programme about art and science i present on ResonanceFM is aired tonight.
This week we’ll be talking factory lines, outsourced production and the contemporary art system with artist Jeremy Hutchison. Last year, Jeremy was all over the blogs (including mine), newspapers and art exhibitions for his Err project.
The artist sent emails to manufacturers around the world, asking them to produce a fairly common item, a pair of shoes, a comb, a football, a spade or chair. However, he added a special requirement: the product had to be imperfect, come with an intentional error. Moreover, the worker was in charge of deciding which kind of error, malfunction or fault he would add to the item. Whatever the result, the artist would pay for the object.
The project was shown in several exhibitions. And last Summer, you could see it in a central London ‘boutique‘ but this time the objects were presented as luxury items.
Erratum Winter Campaign 2012: 13, Photographed by Charlotte Kibbles for Erratum
Erratum Winter Campaign 2012: 08, Photographed by Charlotte Kibbles for Erratum
Incorrectly manufactured object, designed and fabricated by factory worker Hamid Abdul Farooq at TataPak Industrues, Sialkot, Pakistan. 2012. Photographed by Jonathan Minster
The show will be aired today Thursday 14th February at 17:30. The repeat is next Tuesday at 6.30 am (yes, a.m!) If you don’t live in London, you can catch the online stream or wait till we upload the episodes on soundcloud.