Manfred Mohr
P-202-A, 1977
Plotter drawing on paper
16.2 x 47.7 in / 41.1 x 121.2 cm, framed

During Mohr’s Cubic Limit phases, he introduced the cube as a fixed system with which signs are generated. In the first part of this phase (1972-1976), an alphabet of signs is created from the twelve lines of a cube. In some works, statistics and rotation are used in the algorithm to generate signs. In others, combinatorial, logical, and additive operators generate the global and local structures of the images.

P-202-A (1977) is from the second phase of Cubic Limit (1976-1978), during which Mohr divided the cube into two parts by one of the Cartesian planes, or along a specific point on the coordinate plane. For each image the two partitions contain independent rotations of a cube. They are projected into two dimensions and clipped by a square window (the projection of a cube at 0,0,0 degrees). By rotating both parts of these cubes in small but different increments, long sequences of images are developed.

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