Sebastian ErraZuriz and Carlton DeWoody
Office printer, shredder, news clips and video projection
In the United States, authorities do not maintain a record of civilians permitted to acquire, possess, carry, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition. Privately owned guns in the U.S. are estimated to be approximately 310,000,000. With an average of approximately 30,000 deaths a year caused by firearms, one would expect strong government control.
The printer reproduces a selection of past newspaper articles announcing different gun massacres that have happened in the United States. The non-stop roll of terrifying articles manages to exist for barely enough time to be read by the viewer, before they are destroyed and forgotten by the shredder.
Each shredded news clip of gun massacres over the past 10 years is framed and available for sale. This artwork will continue to evolve and will only be completed by the artist when a comprehensive gun law is passed in the United States.