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P-036, "White Noise", computer generated algorithmic plotter drawing, 1970, 75cm x 94cm
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.
Drawings using this algorithm are numbered P-35 as well as P-36.
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
A drawing from this program is in the collection of the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
A drawing from this program is in the collection of the Thoma Art Foundation, Chicago
... and several other collections