Mohr's Laserglyph series (1991-92) is based on the 6-dimensional hyper-cube. This geometrically defined structure has 32 diagonals. The two endpoints of each diagonal lie diametrically opposite in the structure. A "diagonal-path" is the connection of two such diametric points through the network of edges of this complex structure. In a 6-D hyper- cube, each of these 32 diagonals have 720 different "diagonal-paths".
For each "Laserglyph" a random selection of four "diagonal-paths" from this repertoire of 23040 (32x720) possible paths is made. The 2-D dimensional projection of such groups of four are cut out of a metal plate by a laser to form a relief.
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