P148, "inschrift", plotter drawing ink on paper, 50cm x 50cm, 1973
© 1973 by Manfred Mohr
About the algorithm:
The drawing is constructed from a series of 2 horizontal solid
lines spaced a distance apart.
For each pair of lines, a random sequence of 0's and 1's are generated such that a short line is drawn at the bottom of the top line if the number is 1 and at the top of the bottom line if it's 0. As an aesthetic decision not to start or end with a solid horizontal line, the top and bottom of the drawing have missing complementary lines.
Catalog Manfred Mohr, "Drawings Dessins Zeichnungen Dibujos",
Galerie Weiller, Paris and Galerie Gilles Gheerbrant, Montreal, 1974
About the work:
A drawing from this program, owned by the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart Germany, was shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in the exhibition "Printed
Art - A View of Two Decades", curated by Riva Castleman, 1980.