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P-050/R, "a formal language", computer generated algorithmic plotter drawing, Ink/paper/wood, 1970, 100cm x 100cm

© 1970 by Manfred Mohr

About the algorithm:
The elements are horizontal, vertical, 45 degree lines, square waves, zig-zags, and have probabilities for line widths and lengths.
In each position on a very dense imaginary matrix, a sign is composed from 0-7 elements from the above alphabet.
When 0 lines are chosen, a circle can be drawn having a randomly chosen radius and center.
A second imaginary grid is overlayed on the first one and is three times the size. The elements are chosen in the same manner but are sparser.

First published:
- Catalog Manfred Mohr, "Computer Graphics, Une esthétique programée", ARC - Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1971 (catalog and show)
- Also in: "Computer Graphik, Buhrman Papier, Dec. 31, 1970

About the work:
A drawing from this program is in the collection of the Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany