P-142, "negative field syntax", computer generated algorithmic 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.
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 (catalog and shows)