Zoller & Porter

A collaboration between Rahel Zoller and Louis Porter


For one year—beginning in April 2020—artists Rahel Zoller and Louis Porter undertook a mail art project entitled, Works on Paper. The rules of this project were never precisely established, although each of the works examines in some way society’s relationship with paper.

Amongst a variety of other items the project contains price tags, toilet paper, jigsaw puzzles, envelopes, newspaper, scratch cards, books, calling cards, paper bags, a will, napkins, raffle tickets, calendars, sandpaper, receipts, letters, a parking fine, carbon paper, postcards, hotel notepaper, photographs, edible rice paper, certificates, a clock face, puzzles, blotting paper, glassine, photocopies, security paper, a census, cardboard, graph paper, banknotes, a fortune teller’s calling card and an oversized novelty cheque. This limited-edition artists’ box containing 19 facsimiles and re-workings of several items in the project as well as a catalogue and a poster was produced in an edition of 50 copies.

Dimensions: 365mm x 255mm
Screen printed greyboard box 19 books, letters, facsimiles, photogravure print, etc
B2 full colour poster
Year: 2023

Edition of 50

The artists’ box has been purchased for the following collections:
Tate Modern (UK)
PrintRoom Rotterdam (NL)
Miriam Gallery (NY)
Centre for Book Arts New York (USA)
De Kunstenbibliotheek Ghent (Belgium)
Hyundai Museum of Kids’ Books and Art - MOKA (Korea)
The Bavarian State Library (Germany)
Das Kunstbuch Archive (Austria)



Cardboard Waste (Recycled) is a homage to Dieter Roth’s Kartonabfälle and presents 33 deconstructed cardboard boxes found on the streets of London.

32cm x 42cm digital prints on Munken paper
50 x 35cm carboard container
Edition of 10 + 1 AP

The portfolio has been purchased for the following collections:
Luma Foundation (FR)
Centre for Book Arts New York (USA)