Aug, 27 2019

Reflections on randomness

Some time ago I dipped my toe into generative art. While I was looking for an inspiration I stumbled over a work titled Interruptions by Vera Molnár. A plotter drawing from 1968/69 showing hundreds of thin short lines, more or less randomly placed at a random angle on a square canvas.

Immediatley I realized that this was the spark I was looking for. That all I needed was a line. That the subject of my project had to be randomness. Because on one side we need random number generators to produce this kind of art and on the other side we try to control the outcome.

Experimenting with this idea, I finally came up with this:

Watch the randomness slowly entering the orderly world. Having mutations of various forms. Then breaking the rigid casting trying to keep it in check and finally, at the end, possibly, entering our world.

I really enjoyed this small creative project of mine and I very much hope that it will be not my last.

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