Manfred Mohr
P-395o, 1986
Plotter drawing ink on paper
23.7 x 23.7 in / 60 x 60 cm

In Divisibility, the cube is used again as a fixed structure to generate signs. The cube is divided into four sections by a horizontal and a vertical cut. Four independent rotations of a cube are projected onto the corresponding quadrants created by the cut. In order to visually stabilize the structure, two diagonally opposed quadrants (top right and bottom left), contain the same rotation. In the third part of the work phase Divisibility (1984-86), the cubes no longer appear as the principal sign. The contours of the “four-cut” is seen as a “shadow-form”, or better, a two dimensional visual history of the cube-growth. The connecting path between the center-point of the next four-cut, is shown as a black line, the growth-line. Similar to the spine in a body, the growth-line is embedded in the shadow-form.
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