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P-197, Acrylic on canvas, 1977, 136 cm x 136 cm



© 1977 by Manfred Mohr




About the algorithm:
The knowledge from my childhood interest in electronics gave me the inspiration for this drawing. An electronic memory is based on electrical currents running through horizontal and vertical wires, influencing a magnetic ferret ring placed over each crossing in a binary fashion. This led me to the idea that in my algorithm some action should happen at the center of each crossing. More precisely, at each center a cube is divided into two parts by the vertical cartesian plane. The two partitions contain independent rotations. They are projected into two dimensions and clipped by a square window (the projection of a cube at 0,0,0 degrees). As a graphic distinction, all lines inside the square window are thick whereas outside they remain thin.


First published:
Catalog Manfred Mohr, "Dessins Génératifs - Cubic Limit II", Galerie Weiller, Paris, 1977

About the work:
A painting from this program is in the collection of Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
A painting from this program is in the collection of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Several drawings from this program are in the collection of the Spalter Digital Art Collection, Providence, RI
. . . and several other collections