Manfred Mohr, ‘P-036 G / White Noise’, 1971, bitforms gallery

About the algorithm:
The alphabet of the series consists of lines of all angles greater than 5 degrees. In each position on a dense grid, an element is randomly chosen consisting of 0 to 7 lines and can be repeated up to 3 times. If zero lines are chosen, a horizontal line is drawn (solid or dotted). Thus an abstract text is created.

About Manfred Mohr

Influenced by his experience as a jazz musician and by German philosopher Max Bense’s theories on rational aesthetics, Manfred Mohr has been an innovator in the field of computer-generated art. To manipulate, for example, the myriad variations of the 11-dimension hypercube, Mohr created algorithms in FORTRAN programming language and printed them on flatbed plotters before the advent of laser printers. Mohr’s “Klangfarben” series (2008) features paintings and digital animation of brightly colored diagonal lines and intersecting planes against a flat black background.

German, b. 1938, Pforzheim, Germany

Solo Shows on Artsy

Artificiata II, Carroll / Fletcher, London
Manfred Mohr: Artificiata II, bitforms gallery, New York
Manfred Mohr: one and zero, Carroll / Fletcher, London

Group Shows on Artsy

Pencil / Line / Eraser, Carroll / Fletcher, London