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P-112, "lady quark", plotter drawing ink on paper, 50cm x 50cm, 1972

© 1972 by Manfred Mohr

About the algorithm:
For each square in "lady quark", equally spaced points are chosen around the square's circumference. A second set of corresponding points are chosen with random positions between two smaller squares centered within the space. The first set of fixed points is then slowly linearly transformed towards the second set of randomly chosen points. This procedure is stopped after a fixed number of iterations. The resulting empty space in the center is filled in with black.

First published:
Listed in Tendencije 5, Computer Visual Research, Catalog, Galerije Grada, Zagreb, 1973
Published in "Computer Art in Perspective", Computopia, p. 94, Tokyo, 1973
Catalog (cover) Manfred Mohr, "Drawings Dessins Zeichnungen Dibujos", Galerie Weiller, Paris and Galerie Gilles Gheerbrant, Montreal, 1974     (Catalog and Show)

About the work:
A work from this program was shown in the historic exhibition
TENDENCIJE-5 (bit international), Galerie Grada, Zagreb, Yugoslavia 1973
and is in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
This work is in the shows and reproduced in the subsequent catalogs for this historic show:
- Die Neuen Tendenzen (New Tendencies) - Eine europäische Künstlerbewegung 1961-1973, 2006
     Catolog, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren
- bit international (Computer + Visuelle Forschung), Katalog, Neue Galerie Graz 2007
- bit international, [nove] tendencije, Katalog, Zagreb 1961-1973, ZKM Karlsruhe 2008
- A Little-Known Story about a Movement, a Magazine, and the Computer's Arrival in Art
     Edited by Margit Rosen, ZKM-Karlsruhe and MIT Press Cambridge 2011
This work was also in the show: Hello World. Revising a Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin, Germany, 2018

See also: Themes / Ideas: Linear Transformations (Translation) 1970 - 1978