Isotopes

A Series of approximately 500 drawings, text copied with carbon paper on newsprint paper, 30.5/56 cm, 12″/22″ inch. Custom-made cloth box 23″/13″ inch. 2012

The project Isotopes is a daily ongoing project which is made by collecting headlines from the New York Times. Each headline is copied by hand onto a blank sheet of newspaper using carbon paper. The size of each drawing is equal to the original format of the New York Times, and each headline is solely inscribed at the same place of the original layout. The selected headlines do not reveal the time nor the article’s matter. Erasing the content of the daily newspaper, removes the frame that surrounds the event and transforms the archive of headlines into an intimate and personal diary.


Photo credit Gil Lavi