“Les Cartes” is a user printed sleeve for artist business cards. The surface modeling contains the data of an audio spectral analysis of the phrases “I am” and “I make”. The reference of course is to Descartes “I think therefore I am” recontextualized into the age of distributed originality as “I am (therefore) I make.”
Starting from the idea of visualizing the invisible, one may imagine also the inherent modulation of that original by its successive regeneration, a procedure whereby ‘scanning’ the card (holder) to extract it’s voice results only in distant echoes of the presence of any ‘original’. Scan, convert, print, and repeat, leading to emergent forms of concrete poetry where new sounds, new objects, new meanings, arise from the reproduction of the ghost in the machine.