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the utterfall


"the utterfall created an indoor snowstorm made of shredded magazines which people could walk through and interact with in any way they chose to. I sat in the far corner, feeding used magazines into an altered paper shredder. The shredded paper was then lifted via five home-made conveyor belts to the ceiling, where it would drop down, forming a cloud of "snow" which viewers could walk through, play with, or enjoy from a distance. The paper snow accumulated on the ground and gradually spread throughout the gallery and surrounding spaces."
-- Jane Tsong


man-made; Tsong, Jane
the utterfall
Source: Slide
Installation view of the utterfall at New Wight Gallery, 2000.