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Project Less (from 2013)

'It turns out that it is possible to use supermarket self-checkout machines to buy nothing. This was done frequently during a two-year period and hundreds of the resulting receipts, proof of these zero-transactions, collected. The receipts were compiled into books (entitled Less and More Less); an A0 poster version was made available; an 'how to' tutorial (originally created for #LowTechLabLondon2016 at Saatchi Gallery) was shared, and one of the 'simupoems' produced (the original sound recording of the interaction, transcribed for use in the latter, is also available).

 Work entitled There's nothing on it
There's nothing on it (2014)
 Work entitled Less
Less (2014)
 Work entitled Exchanging
Exchanging (2015)
 Work entitled How to Buy Nothing
How to Buy Nothing (2016)
 Work entitled A Zero Receipt
A Zero Receipt (2016)
 Work entitled Checkout Soiveillance
Checkout Soiveillance (2020)