“DMA”, Aleatory Mechanical Drawings

3 color Aleatory Mechanical Drawings 16 x 24 cm (6.3 x 9.4 inches). Archival ink on Canson Montval 300 g. paper (acid free). Series of monotypes, the generative system creates a unique drawing each time.

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 manually changed for each new one.

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