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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1970-1975 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Saunders, Roger P. (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Computer print-outs mounted on board

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.214-2008

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3H, shelf 23

In 1970 Roger P. Saunders was a student at Brighton College of Technology, where he managed to install a copy of the ART 1 computer program originally developed by Richard Williams at the University of New Mexico in 1969. ART 1 was also used by the American artists Katherine Nash and Frederick Hammersley.

Saunders subsequently created PLAD 1, a Programming Language for Art and Design. He also made various presentations at events organised by the Computer Arts Society (CAS). These six computer-generated impact prints probably featured in one or more exhibitions organised by the Society in the early 1970s.

Physical description

Six computer print-outs of character maps on lined computer paper with sprockets, mounted on board.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1970-1975 (made)

Artist/maker

Saunders, Roger P. (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Computer print-outs mounted on board

Marks and inscriptions

'(2 increment 2) / (1 increment 1) 2nd Decimal Place'
In pencil, in lower right side of upper left print-out.

'1/2'
In pencil, in upper right corner of middle left print-out.

'(2 increment 2) / (1 increment 1) 3rd Decimal Place'
In pencil, in lower right side of middle left print-out.

'1/3'
In pencil, in top right corner of lower left print-out.

'(2 increment 2) / (1 increment 1) 4th Decimal Place'
In pencil, in lower right side of lower left print-out.

'(1 increment 3) / (5 increment 7) 2nd Decimal Place'
In pencil, in lower right side of upper right print-out.

'2/2'
In pencil, in upper right corner of middle right print-out.

'(1 increment 3) / (5 increment 7) 3rd Decimal Place'
In pencil, in lower right side of middle right print-out.

'2/3'
In pencil, in upper right corner of lower right print-out.

'(1 increment 3) / (5 increment 7) 4th Decimal Place'
In pencil, in lower right side of lower right print-out.

'59'
Small black sticker with the number 59, in centre of lower edge. Possibly an exhibition reference number.

Dimensions

Height: 83.5 cm of mount, Width: 77.2 cm of mount, Height: 27.7 cm of each individual print-out, Width: 38.5 cm of each individual print-out

Descriptive line

Six computer print-outs of character maps, mounted on board, ca. 1970-1975, by Roger Saunders.

Materials

Printing-out paper; Ink; Mounting board

Techniques

Computerized composition

Categories

Computer Art

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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