On the 5th of December, running for two weeks, Paradise Row Gallery, London, has transformed itself into a luxury pop-up boutique to present E R R A T U M®. The project, a new collection of dysfunctional luxuries conceived by London-based artist Jeremy Hutchison, reflects on luxury, fashion, capitalist modes of production and functionality. Each object has been made with an error that removes its original function.
Selecting factories across China, India, Turkey and Pakistan, Hutchison invited workers to insert an error in the items they typically produced. Each object is therefore the product of an individual worker’s design.
“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,” says Hutchison.
Each limited edition product is numbered, sealed and authenticated with the provenance (factory name, worker, year of production) to highlight the worker’s creative authorship. The collection will also be available to purchase via the E R R A T U M® e-commerce store.
All images are courtesy of the artist and the gallery