Manfred Mohr
P-1011-Z, 2005
Pigment ink on canvas and wood
51 x 51 in / 130 x 130 cm

This work is based on the 11-dimensional hypercube. The algorithm Mohr wrote for this artwork selects a subset of cubes from a repertoire of 42,240 cubes inherent to the 11-D hypercube. It also chooses which sides of the cubes will appear as black or white. Clipped by a defined window, this structure rotates in front of a green background. Since the subset is by definition incomplete, the green background occasionally becomes visible, as the structure slowly rotates in 11-dimensions.

Manfred Mohr on the Subsets series: “Based on these algorithms and without losing the geometric and systematic content of my work, I approach through logic a seemingly chaotic visual system, which I refer to as visual music. It is symbolic of action painting and free jazz, the things which were very important to me as a young artist in the early 60’s.”


Manfred Mohr
P-1011, 2005

Installation view
LCD screen, computer, custom software
68 x 14 x 12 in / 173 x 35 x 31 cm

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