Carbon > CC

CC3
Digital C Print
2018
CC1
Digital C print
30" x 40"
2019
CC2
Digital C Print
30" x 40"
2018
2020

In both traditional letter writing and in its digital variant “cc” stands for “carbon copy”-- an example of a new technology adopting the terminology of its predecessor. “CC consists of images of scanned carbon paper that have been cropped and enlarged to 30” x 40.” The resulting images, which register and magnify the various folds and flaws of the paper, resemble stark landscapes or clouds depending on the brand and quality of the paper. In this sense they become an archive of sorts recording a nearly obsolete material by the technology that has replaced it. A recent variation on this project is “CC Primo Levi” which consists of the author’s chapter on carbon from The Periodic Table typed onto a single sheet of carbon paper as a palimpsest.