For six years I have been hoarding paper; letters, flyers, envelopes, birthday cards, newspapers, magazines, notes, printouts, flyers, leaflets and instructions with the view to do ‘something’ with it. Yet every time I approached it I was struck with inertia.
In 2011 I was invited to present work for a performance festival; Global Container. I took the opportunity to bring 20kgs of the paper with me in my suitcase. This was the first step.
I presented the audience with my tale and asked them to help me do ‘something’. We tore, threw, scattered, and buried ourselves in the paper. It was joyful.
In July 2012 I moved into a space to begin work for the final presentation of my MA work. Over several days I took the remaining paper in the suitcase and began to occupy the space.
I had six weeks, lots of papers, and three meters cubed of space to work within; these were fixed.
I decided to document the process using my webcam because I rarely use cameras. I used Dorgem software, which allowed me to capture images automatically on a regular basis.
This film is a slideshow of every image captured by the webcam over the six weeks of daily making and observation.