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P-142, "negative field syntax", plotter drawing ink on paper, 50cm x 50cm, 1973



© 1973 by Manfred Mohr



About the algorithm:
Lines with acute angles represent the numbers 0-9. Lines with obtuse angles represent the letters of the alphabet A-Z. When a letter ajoins a number a horizontal thick line is added between them. The space between the line thus formed and a lower base horizontal line is filled in with parallel vertical lines. In P142 letters and numbers are chosen randomly, thus creating a random text.

First published:
Les Cahiers SESA, Catalog Espace Cardin, Num. 5, Paris, Oct. 1973
Catalog Manfred Mohr, "Drawings Dessins Zeichnungen Dibujos", Galerie Weiller, Paris and Galerie Gilles Gheerbrant, Montreal, 1974