P-021/A + B, "band-structure", computer generated algorithmic plotter drawings, ink/paper, 1969, 50cm x
© 1969 by Manfred Mohr
About the algorithm:
The elements are horizontal, vertical, 45 degree lines, square waves,
zig-zags, and have probabilities for line widths and lengths. The algorithm places elements
in a horizontal direction and has a high probability to move from left to right
and a limited probability to backtrack.
Thus an abstract text is created.
Festival Arts Plastique, Montargis, France, Catalog, July 14 - Aug 10, 1970
Catalog Manfred Mohr, "Computer Graphics,
Une esthétique programée", ARC - Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1971
(catalog and show)
In the catalog, "random walk" programs P-10 and P-18 are called studies for this program
About the work:
A drawing from this program is in the collection of the Museum Abteiberg, Sammlung Etzold, Mönchengladbach, Germany
A drawing from this algorithm was shown at the Whitney Museum NY in the group show "Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018", 2019