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P-021/A + B, "band-structure", computer generated algorithmic plotter drawings, ink/paper, 1969, 50cm x 50cm



© 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.

First published:
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