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Trim.plt

Drawing
2002 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Trained as an architect, Dehlinger (b. 1939) works in algorithmic art, architecture and design as well as a planning consultant and lecturer.

His artistic interest lies in exploring the pictorial possibilities of the plotted line. And here especially the mechanically directed pen or drawing device, the simple, monochrome line and the design of the generative code. For him the challenges of machine supported drawings can be found in generating the programs and strategies to consequently develop algorithmic drawings, which are able to clearly demonstrate that they originated within the universe of the machine.

A pen plotter is a mechanical drawing device that holds a pen or brush and is linked to a computer that controls its movements. Plotter drawings can be very time consuming to produce.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Black and white plotter drawing on paper
Brief Description
Plotter drawing on paper, 'Trim.plt', by Hans Dehlinger, 2002.
Physical Description
Black and white plotter drawing 'exploring the plotted line as a means of expression' (cit. artist).

Titled, signed and dated with pencil at bottom.
Dimensions
  • Height: 60cm
  • Width: 48.2cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'B202 trim.plt Hans Dehlinger 2002' (Inscribed at bottom.)
  • 'B202 trim.pet' (Inscribed at the back of plotter drawing.)
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patric Prince
Summary
Trained as an architect, Dehlinger (b. 1939) works in algorithmic art, architecture and design as well as a planning consultant and lecturer.



His artistic interest lies in exploring the pictorial possibilities of the plotted line. And here especially the mechanically directed pen or drawing device, the simple, monochrome line and the design of the generative code. For him the challenges of machine supported drawings can be found in generating the programs and strategies to consequently develop algorithmic drawings, which are able to clearly demonstrate that they originated within the universe of the machine.



A pen plotter is a mechanical drawing device that holds a pen or brush and is linked to a computer that controls its movements. Plotter drawings can be very time consuming to produce.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1088-2008

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record createdJune 8, 2009
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