It is a poetic moment when the invisible force of nature enters our offices. An open window, a mild breeze and light papers fly. Orderly stacks get shuffeled and data changes place.
"Cut and paste" is a metaphor for our continuous world wide data traffic. It is a sculpture that invites to watch the progress bar. The remaining time is quite in the air. Sometimes data gets lost. This machine shovels data without thinking and becomes an image for monotonous paperwork.
Cut and Paste is a kinetic sculpture. It was Stefan Schwabes final project at the Aix-en-Provence art school. Starting with a stack of white papers (A4) he created a mechanism wich permitts each sheet of paper one by one to take a lovely flight and to build up a new stack that way. If you do cut and paste on Microsoft Windows you may contemplate the nice metaphor of a flying sheet of paper that accompanies the digital file transfer process. The idea is to recreate this metaphor with real paper.
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