One day, while visiting my aunt in Germany in 1974, I watched and admired as she worked on a very complicated and intriguing new sewing machine.
I suddenly got interested in experimenting with this machine myself.
Not having any material or even a project, I took some sheets of paper with some discarded computer drawings on them ( papers which I had used to wrap other computer drawings that I had just brought from Paris) and started to play around. After a few trials I ran out of paper and stopped.
I stored these experiments in a drawer, only to get back to them 37 years later, while looking for interesting material in my European depot together with my New York gallery.
bitforms gallery, New York
manfred mohr, 1964-2011, réflexion sur une esthétique programmée
Sept 9 - Oct 15, 2011
photos: John Berens
P-159-Sewing-A, 1974 - Private collection, New York
P-159-Sewing-B, 1974 - Private collection, New York