Drawing machine, paper, pens. 2016-ongoing
A mechanical devices atct as an extension of my arm to execute drawings made with softwares and code.
Ongoing artwork series inspired by the work of pioneer artist Vera Molnar
All photos by Julien Bauzin
year, day number, drawing number.
ie: 16.291.173 is October 17 2016, drawing 173
Unexpected elements appear on some drawings.
– hardware glitches (mechanical: loose screws, Z-servo dies regularly, paper moves)
– pen and ink glitches (pressure, uneven lines and textures, damaged pencil tip)
– software glitches: lines order, software crashes and unfinished drawings.
In order to optimize drawing speed, I use a couple of line sorting algorythms (to reorder paths and minimize motors activity between lines) including Anders Hoff‘s svg-sorter. Most complex drawings would take about 24hours, compared to 60hours+ previously. When Glitches appear (pen running out of ink, ink density gradient, physical shift of paper/machine), the line sorting algorythms emerge and become visible in the finished drawings. This particular emergence is one of the elements I’m trying to focus on to explore how the machine takes part in the making of unique / un-reproductible pieces.
Archive of ongoing A3 drawings:
– 12th July 2016: 1-163
– 08 June 2017: 164-199
Missing: 164-165 -168_B
Larger drawings (up to 82 * 88cm) not present on this page.