DMA_ARQ[cmy]

Aleatory Mechanical Drawings (DMA), 3 colors, 16 x 24 cm (6.3 x 9.4 inches).
Pigmented ink on acid-free Montval Canson 300 g. paper. Series of 99 monotypes, each drawing is unique.

The DMA_ARQ drawings are composed of three layers traced one on top of the other, each one has a different color. For each layer, the protocol builds a 2 x 3 grid. In each cell, it places a shape, randomly selected out of 24 (including an empty one). The generated image is sent to an Axidraw plotter with a marker mounted on it. Each layer uses a different color, so the marker has to be manually changed for each new one.

For DMA_ARQ[cmy], the collector can choose his drawing using the compositions generator.

To generate and order a drawing, please follow the instructions here: www.eltono.com/DMA_ARQ/.

Video of the process:

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Espaces Manipulables

Mille Formes Art Center
23 Rue Fontgieve, Clermont-Ferrand, France
April 2022

Mille Formes is an art initiation center for very young public (0 to 6 years old). It was conceived by the city of Clermont-Ferrand in partnership with the Centre Pompidou.

“Espaces Manipulables” (manipulable spaces) is a set of three interactive and immersive installations which goal is to invite the visitors to take part in the evolution of the artworks around them. A creative immersion that goes in contradiction to the sacralisation of the artwork and that, on the contrary, invites the public to touch, move and experiment with the objects forming the art. Thus making the visitor being art of the artwork and able to observe the results and discover the existing interactions between shapes, colors and space.

Modo n.º49

“A talk with the city”
Generative and collective mural painting

Conversano, Bari, Italy
May 2022

“A talk with the city” is a public art project funded by the STHAR LAB of the Puglia Region and entrusted by the Municipality of Conversano to the Pigment Workroom cultural association in collaboration with “Museco” museum complex of Conversano, CIME, ZICZIC and CONTEMPO.

The shapes used for this protocol were inspired by architectural details of the city of Conversano. The old part of the city is full of arches, columns, stone stairs and more arches. Before the painting, a generative silk screen printing street workshop was organized to create the compositions to be painted on the wall. More than 30 participants from the high school in front of the wall joined us in the process. During the next two weeks, David and I painted the top part and the people from Pigment Workroom, with the help of the participants, painted the bottom part. As the wall has always been an important graffiti spot in the city, we decided to leave the bottom part blank and open to spontaneous interventions.

https://talkwiththecity.it

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Inspiration and process:

Big thanks to everyone who made this project possible: Pigment Workroom, Zic Zic, Museco, my fantastic assistant David and tutti gli studenti del Classico!

Modo n.º41

Generative and collective mural painting
Gisèle Guillemot High School, Mondeville, France
November 2020
52 participants

Project carried out with 52 students as part of the Festival Palma.

Modo n.º39

“10 kolommen” generative and collective mural painting
Heerlen, Netherlands
August 2020
130 participants

Project produced by the Stichting Street Art Fondation and curated by Approved By Pablo.

The building has 130 apartments. After measuring the wall and analyzing the structure of the building, I found an easy and logical way to divide the façade in 130 cells. Before starting the painting, we went door to door and asked the residents to run a generative protocol to create what would be painted in each cell. Almost all of the 130 shapes on the wall were generated by the residents of the building.

Production : Lars Ickenroth
Assistant : Dazetwo
Photographer : Sanne Gijsbers

1 KM.

During the confinement established to face the COVID-19 crisis in France, a rule was put into place that permitted “brief displacements, within the limit of one hour daily and within a maximum radius of one kilometer around the place of residence”. (https://media.interieur.gouv.fr/deplacement-covid-19/).

Following this rule, I traced a 1 km radius circle on a map around my house and decided to walk on each and every path I could to reach the imposed limit. Arriving at the “border”, I drew a line on the floor. Once the legal limit of my movements was marked, I turned around and walked back home before reaching the one hour time limit.

The result are fragments of a circle delimiting my personal border. The distance is based on the position of one’s house, so each person has their own border. My goal was to reach this intangible limit and, from there, contemplate the temporarily inaccessible beyond.

I finished the 1 KM. project on May 10th 2020, one day before the end of the confinement in France. I reached 21 border points and wandered around 60 km in total.

A huge documentation is available below. You can click on the pictures to see them bigger.



P1

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,4 km
36 minutes round trip

P2

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,3 km
32 minutes round trip

P3

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,7 km
44 minutes round trip

P4

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,3 km
32 minutes round trip

P5

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,5 km
44 minutes round trip

P6

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,2 km
38 minutes round trip

P7

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,4 km
44 minutes round trip

P8

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,5 km
46 minutes round trip

P9

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,6 km
46 minutes round trip

P10

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,7 km
44 minutes round trip

P11

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,7 km
42 minutes round trip

P12

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,6 km
42 minutes round trip

P13

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 2,1 km
50 minutes round trip

P14

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,6 km
42 minutes round trip

P15

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,4 km
36 minutes round trip

P16

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,3 km
35 minutes round trip

P17

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,4 km
34 minutes round trip

P18

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,8 km
45 minutes round trip

P19

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,7 km
38 minutes round trip

P20

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 2,1 km
52 minutes round trip

P21

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,4 km
36 minutes round trip

Yuma Art Center

Composition on Building n.º27
Yuma Art Center, Yuma, Arizona, USA
October 2019

Painting commissioned by the McKivergan Foundation.
Assistants : Lia Littlewood and Amber.