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Photograph

Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (Made at the Computer Centre of the University of Cologne. , made)

  • Date:

    1972 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Linder, Manfred, born 1943 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photograph

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.112-2008

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case CAS, shelf 2

Manfred Linder used the FORTRAN programming language to generate his drawings. He made this plotter drawing using a Siemens 4004/G computer and a small Calcomp plotter 565 - a mechanical device that linked the computer and guided the pen across the paper. Linder, who studied mathematics at the University of Cologne, worked at the University’s computer centre where he was responsible for basic software including operating systems and graphical equipment. He submitted this artwork to the Computer Arts Society's INTERACT exhibition and conference in Edinburgh in 1973.

Physical description

Photograph on silver paper, copy of a plotter drawing in the V&A's collection (E.371-2009), mounted on board.

Place of Origin

Germany (Made at the Computer Centre of the University of Cologne. , made)

Date

1972 (made)

Artist/maker

Linder, Manfred, born 1943 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Photograph

Marks and inscriptions

'Ref: CAS/A/0125'
Number from previous owner in pencil in lower left.

Dimensions

Height: 37.7 cm of mount, Width: 47 cm of mount, Height: 27.2 cm of photograph, Width: 36.8 cm of photograph

Object history note

The work was submitted to the Computer Arts Society's INTERACT exhibition and conference in Edinburgh in 1973.

Descriptive line

Plotter drawing on computer paper by Manfred Linder

Materials

Mounting board

Techniques

Photography

Categories

Computer Art; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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