THE MANFRED MOHR ONLINE RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION
February 7 - July 5, 2000



Early Algorithms
1969 - 1972

 

 

 

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P-021/A, "scratch code", ink/paper,  1969, 50cm x 50cm,

1969  by Manfred Mohr

 

 

 

 

 

 

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P-036, "White Noise", encre/papier/bois, 1971, 100cm x 132cm,
Musee d' Art Contemporain, Montreal/Canada

1971  by Manfred Mohr

 

 

 

 

 

 

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P-050/R, Ink/paper/wood, 1970, 100cm x 100cm

1978  by Manfred Mohr

 

 

 

 

 

With this work phase (1969-72), a logical and automatic construction of pictures is introduced into Mohr's work. For the first time algorithms (rules with a beginning and an ending) are used to calculate the images. Mohr's consequent thinking is rendered visible through computer programs he wrote. With a choice of different line characteristics, an alphabet of arbitrary generated elements is created. Individual algorithms are invented for each work from which all forms and structures are solely generated. The algorithms are built from imposed as well as fromrandom selection principles which Mohr calls "aesthetical-filters".

 



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