Lum ber 
Quilted ripstop with straps and zip, shredded documents, 36cm x 36cm x 280cm, 2023


[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move in a slow and heavy way

[transitive, usually passive] (informal) to give somebody a responsibility, etc., that they do not want and that they cannot get rid of


[uncountable] wood that has been prepared for sale.

A long holdall quilted to resemble a sawn log. The inside contains shredded documents, mail and other personal papers; light in material but heavy in terms of the space they take up in the mind. Multiple handles on the holdall suggest carrying it to be a collective activity.

Shown here in Baggage Claim, curated by Georgia Stephenson and Rosalind Wilson at Staffordshire Street Gallery, London.