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P-036, "White Noise", encre/papier/bois, 1970, 100cm x 132cm,
Collection: Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montréal



also see: model of "Room with a Continuous Random Line", wall drawing 1971, based on this drawing


© 1970 by Manfred Mohr



About the algorithm:
The alphabet consists of lines of all angles greater than 5 degrees. In each position on a dense grid, an element is randomly chosen consisting of 0 to 7 lines and can be repeated up to 3 times. If zero lines are chosen, a horizontal line is drawn (solid or dotted). Thus an abstract text is created.

First published:
Catalog Manfred Mohr, "Computer Graphics, Une esthétique programée", ARC - Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1971 (catalog and show)

About the work:
A drawing from this program (in the catalog) was dedicated to Pierre Barbaud with the inscription: "Pour Pierre Barbaud"
A drawing from this program is in the collection of the Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montréal