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  • Oscar Santillan, The Castle, 2009–11, book pages, tape, glue, 4 x 16 x 16". From “paperless.”

    “paperless”

    Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

    Paper manufacturing consumes 35 percent of harvested trees in America, while 40 percent of our total annual waste consists of paper and paper products. We all hoped that digital communication would alleviate these problems, yet today we churn out more paper than ever (while gobbling up other natural resources to power our smartphones, laptops, and high-definition televisions). Archaic as well as nonecological, paper is dirty, a material that some have come to regard as fragile, antique, even abject. Curated by Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s Steven Matijcio, “paperless” contemplated

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