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P-97, "theoretical space projection", plotter drawing ink on paper, 50cm x 50cm, 1972

© 1972 by Manfred Mohr

About the algorithm:
A path finding and space dividing algorithm follows a matrix of points within a square boundary. A randomly generated path is formed starting at an edge of the square boundary and finishing when it reaches another edge of the square boundary. The path is created from combinations of horizontal and vertical lines as well as arcs of circles. This procedure is repeated by generating non-overlapping paths until the space is filled and no other paths are possible. These paths form surfaces when they are filled with parallel lines following the rules of parity. Repeating the same procedure, two drawings are overlayed. The second drawing is shifted by half the space between two parallel lines.

See: Variations on this algorithm

First published:
L'Humidité, Nr. 14/15, Paris, France, Mai-Juin, 1973
Listed in Contact II, Sigma 9, Bordeaux, France, 19 Nov - 18 Dec, 1973    PDF
Listed in New Tendencies 5 (Tendencije 5), Computer Visual Research, Catalog, Galerije Grada, Zagreb, 1973
Catalog Manfred Mohr, "Drawings Dessins Zeichnungen Dibujos", Galerie Weiller, Paris and Galerie Gilles Gheerbrant, Montreal, 1974     Catalog and shows

About the work:
A work from this program was shown in the historic exhibition
New Tendencies 5 / TENDENCIJE-5 (bit international), Galerie Grada, Zagreb, Yugoslavia 1973
And also in the exhibition
Contact II, Sigma9, Bordeaux, France, 19 Nov - 18 Dec, 1973