MANFRED MOHR (DE)
P1680-D, Artificiata II & “P1690_2x8”
JUNE 29 TO AUGUST 05
ARSENAL ART CONTEMPORAIN
BIO - MANFRED MOHR
Manfred Mohr is considered a pioneer of digital art. After discovering Prof. Max Bense’s «information aesthe- tics» in the early 1960’s, Mohr’s artistic thinking was radically changed. Within a few years, his art transformed from abstract expressionism to computer generated algorithmic geometry. Encouraged by the computer music composer Pierre Barbaud whom he met in 1967, Mohr programmed his first computer drawings in 1969.
GENERATIVE INSTALLATION & PIGMENT INK ON PAPER
This work phase P1682 shows the fracturing of a diagonal-path into even and odd numbered lines. A diagonal path is a multiple-segmented line through an n-dimensional hypercube, where each change of direction indicates the passage through a dimension. An n-dimensional diagonal-path is shown with its even numbered lines in the left part and its odd numbered lines in the right part of each drawing. Furthermore, the respectively missing lines are shown as compressed vertical lines along the sides of each part. The animation chooses between 20 and 100 dimensions, in intervals of 10.
P1680-D, Artificiata II & «P1690_2x8» , Manfred Mohr, Galerie Charlot