Office work is often thought of as boring. But what happens when your boredom takes you to unexpected places?
Rosie Carr’s video, The Photocopier who fell in love with Me, is a fantasy tale about desire and the fetishisation of technology and automation, and also confronts the dangerous paradox of expanding one’s imagination whilst within the limitations of an office or mundane working environment. What happens when one is at once mind-numbingly bored (and full of anxiety at having ‘nothing to do’), whilst allowing oneself to obsessively daydream (as a way to reclaim your personal time back from your employer)? It’s surprisingly easy to look busy at work when you’re actually concentrating on something else entirely…
The work is approx 4 minutes long on a loop. Visit at any point during opening times. Parental guidance: please note there are instances of strong language in this film.
Thanks to Jo Harrison, and to Benjamin Gregory for audio recording.