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Photograph

  • Date:

    ca. 1960-1980 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photographic print after a plotter drawing, the programming of which was done in Fortran and processed on the IBM 7044 and on a Calcomp 565.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Computer Arts Society, supported by System Simulation Ltd, London

  • Museum number:

    E.84-2008

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3H, shelf 26

This photograph is a reproduction of an original computer drawing by Peter Milojević (1936-), who studied at the University of Belgrade and emigrated to Canada in 1960. He was based at the computer centre at McGill University, Montreal, in the late 1960s.

Milojević's artworks were included in Cybernetic Serendipity, a groundbreaking exhibition held at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1968. According to the Cybernetic Serendipity catalogue, the programming was "done in Fortran and processed on the IBM 7044. The figures themselves were done on the Calcomp 565 plotter. The cubic figures were obtained by connecting certain points on the sides of a cube, with the positions of the lines changed by translation or rotation." The catalogue also includes a reproduction of the same image by Milojević, plus another one that provides a view of the rear and base of the cube. (p.94)

This photographic reproduction of a plotter drawing was donated to the V&A by the Computer Arts Society, which organised a number of exhibitions in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Milojević also featured in the Tendencies 4 exhibition held in Zagreb in 1968-9.

Physical description

Black and white photograph after a computer-generated drawing

Date

ca. 1960-1980 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Photographic print after a plotter drawing, the programming of which was done in Fortran and processed on the IBM 7044 and on a Calcomp 565.

Dimensions

Height: 57.3 cm, Width: 57.1 cm

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph of a plotter drawing, ca. 1960-1980, by Peter Milojevic.

Production Note

This photograph may be a copy of a computer-generated graphic by Petar Milojevic, dating from around 1968.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography; Plotter drawing

Categories

Photographs; Computer Art

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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