Détours Chaumont

Chaumont, France
September 2020

Invited for the Saisons Culturelles by the Cultural Department of the city of Chaumont, I spent 10 days painting in the streets of the city center to create a graphic itinerary. I painted a total of 55 small and discreet pieces. A booklet has been edited by the city so residents and visitors can go on a quest to find them. The booklets are available at the following venue : Hôtel de Ville (City Council), tourist office, médiathèque Les Silos, the museums and Le Signe Centre National du Graphisme.

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“DMA Offset” series

DMA, Dessins Mécaniques Aléatoires (Aleatory Mechanical Drawings)

Archival ink on acid-free 300 g. Montval Canson paper.

The DMA drawings are composed of three layers traced one on top of the other, each one has a different color. For each layer, the shapes, their position and their rotation are generated randomly. This protocol works on a 2 x 3 grid with 5 shapes, 6 positions, 8 rotations and 2 orientations for the stripes. Following these parameters, the program creates a code that is sent to the machine on which a pen is mounted. Each layer uses a different color, so the pen has to be changed before printing a new one.

 

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