Manfred Mohr, ‘P-460a77-3-6’, 1989, bitforms gallery
Manfred Mohr, ‘P-460a77-3-6’, 1989, bitforms gallery

"P-460a77-3-6" (1989) is an early study on the structure of the 6D hypercube. Random edges are chosen from this structure and rendered as black or grey lines. The square support is a visual reference to the zero rotation of the
hypercube. Mohr's "Line Cluster" phase (1989-1990) is based on the 5-dimensional hypercube, a structure built from a set of eighty lines. A subset of twenty lines, containing four lines from each "dimensional-direction" are chosen from this structure. Each dimensional-direction therefore consists of four parallel lines, represented by three thin lines and one thick line, drawn in a given 5-dimensional rotation.

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