bitforms gallery is pleased to announce the release of an exclusive video interview with Manfred Mohr on the occasion of his 50th anniversary making artwork with algorithms. "I Can Trust the Machine" illuminates details of Mohr's early artistic process, inspirations, and the evolution of his work with the n-dimensional hypercube.
"A Formal Language: Celebrating 50 Years of Artwork and Algorithms" is on view at bitforms gallery through November 3, 2019. This exhibition showcases poignant moments throughout the Mohr's career, presenting pre-computer artworks from the early 1960s alongside programmed film, wall reliefs, real-time screen-based works, computer-generated works on paper and canvas, and ephemeral objects. The artist utilizes algorithms to engage rational aesthetics, inviting logic to produce visual outcomes. A Formal Language (named after his 1970 computer drawing) follows the evolution of the artist’s programmed systems, including the first computer-generated drawings to the implementation of the hypercube. While Mohr’s career spans over sixty years, this exhibition distinguishes his pioneering use of algorithms decades before it became a tool of contemporary art.
"I Can Trust the Machine" is produced by Viola Lukacs and directed by Kris Kaspar.