Manual Assembly

Date2016
manual_glitch

Manual Assembly is a computer program created to reassemble the drawings from an IKEA instruction manual. When running, the program redraws the instructions for an IKEA Billy bookcase, adjusting and then reassembling the lines to form a new drawing. Once started the program will produce a new drawing every 10 seconds, which is approximately how often a Billy bookcase is sold.

This work was exhibited in the Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition 2016.

Also exists as @Manual_Glitch, a twitter bot which tweets a new page daily.