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This **work-phase
(1995-97)** is based on the 6-D hypercube. As indicated for the
"Laserglyphs" (1991), this complex structure has 32 diagonals from
which 23040 "diagonal-paths" can be calculated combinatorially.
A random selection of two "diagonal-paths" from this alphabet of
signs provides the building blocks for each work in this
work-phase.
A six-dimensional
"diagonal-path" is built from six consecutive connected vectors,
each having a different but distinct direction. Each direction
represents one of the six mathematical dimensions.
All six vectors of one "diagonal-path" are matched with their corresponding
vector on the other "diagonal-path", resulting in six vector pairs. Each vector
pair is oriented to form a non-intersecting planar quadrilateral,
and then is completed visually with thin lines. Thus, six
rectangles are created, and together with the two "diagonal-paths",
describe a contour line, resulting in the most surprising
shapes.

In the grey paintings, the "diagonal-paths" are represented by thick white lines. The vector pairs which complete the quadrilaterals are represented by thin black lines. The quadrilaterals are colored in grey to create the shape of the
painting.

In the drawings, the "diagonal-paths" are represented by thick black lines and the vector pairs are represented by thin black lines.

In the metal reliefs, the art-work is composed of 3 bent flat metal strips.
The strip representing the contour is painted white, and the 2 strips representing the "diagonal-paths" are painted grey and black respectively.

Exhibition catalog:
Manfred Mohr, "Algorithmic Works", Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop 1998