Manfred Mohr, ‘P-411-F’, 1988, bitforms gallery

In this work phase (1987-89), the four-dimensional rotation of a hyper-cube becomes an additional element in generating signs and shapes. A four-dimensional hyper-cube can also be seen as a structural relationship of eight interconnected cubes. In this particular work, each of these eight cubes are looked at through a square window (the 0,0,0 rotation of each cube). Four of the cubes are represented by their frontal view (black) and four by their back (grey). This partitioning of black or grey is a combinatorial element in the algorithm of this work.

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