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:

Pictures:

Modo n.º52

Generative mural painting
Paris La Défense, France
September 2022

Project commissioned by Art Entreprise for Paris La Défense and QPark.

Intervention inside the elevator’s shaft:

Thanks to Arsène, Ulysse, Elie and Mohamed and his crew.

Modo n.º51

Generative and collective painting
Saint-Cyprien Middle School, France
June/July 2022
20 participants

Aleatory sequence of four colors alternated with white. Project commissioned by the College of Saint-Cyprien with the participation of the Departmental Cultural Agency Dordogne-Périgord.






Modo n.º50

Generative and collective mural painting
Nancy, France
June 2022

Project commissioned by the city of Nancy with the fine Art Museum of Nancy and produced by Le Mur Nancy. With participants from Braconnot elementary school, Saint Michel Jericho Social Center, REMM Children’s Home and the neighbors.

Gymnasium Maurice Jacquet :

Wall under the VEBE (East Suburb Express Way) :

VEBE’s pillars :

Process :

Pictures: Pierre, Greg and Eltono.

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!

9x(3C8F4R)

Aleatory Stamp Compositions

Archival ink on 300 g. Gvarro paper.
3 colors, 20 x 18 cm. (7,8 x 7 inches).

The 9x(3C8F4R) compositions are composed of three layers stamped one on top of the other, each one of a different color. First layer is yellow, second one is red and third one is blue. For each layer, the shapes and their rotation are randomly generated. The 9x(3C8F4R) protocol works on a 3 x 3 grid with 8 shapes (including an empty one) and 4 rotations. The protocol is rigorously followed and the final result is never known before the end. Each composition is unique.

Process pictures:

Available here: www.eltono.com/boutique

Modo n.º48

Generative and collective mural painting
DAIS Center, Melun, France
July 2021
6 participants

Project curated by the Centre Georges Pompidou and produced by Studio 13/16.