In “Flat Out” the scanner was used as a camera. This detached mechanical technique of reproduction distances art from craft and eliminates creative decision making. The system-operator scans, colour corrects, proofs and prints.

The use of impoverished and decontextualized subject matter - turning the unwanted into “art” - creates a larger record of everyday failed utopias, an allegory of disposability and an ironic celebration of waste in late capitalist culture.