<em>P-028 Tape 102</em><br><em>P-026-A</em>

Manfred Mohr
From left to right:
P-028 Tape 102, 1970
P-026-A, 1970
Plotter drawings on paper
11.9 x 9.9 in / 30 x 25 cm

A logical and automatic construction of pictures is introduced in Mohr’s Early Algorithms phase (1969-1973). It is during this period that algorithms—simply understood as a set of rules—are used to produce images. Mohr’s consequent thinking is rendered visible through self-authored computer programs. The resulting drawings were realized by a computer controlled drawing machine (plotter). With a choice of different line characteristics, an alphabet of arbitrary generated elements is created. Individual algorithms are invented for each work from which all forms and structures are solely generated. The algorithms are built from a selection of imposed and random principles, which Mohr refers to as “aesthetical-filters.” P-028 Tape 102 (1970) and P-026-A (1970) are from this period.

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