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POP Portraits
Forrest City Gallery - selected
Using receipt paper as a vehicle for cultural critique, SWAMP artists replace Wal-mart receipt paper with specially altered receipt paper. The receipt paper is acquired from Wal-Mart along with surveillance footage of individual customers. The paper’s heat sensitive emulsion is selectively removed in order to produce images of individual customers when printed upon. The altered paper is rolled up and placed next to the register where back-up rolls of paper are commonly stored. The cashier unknowingly loads the altered paper into the printer, producing portraits of individual customers from the variable content of purchases. Project Website -