Composition #65

This series consists of 11 drawings of original 80s plotter pens on DIN A3 (29,7 x 42cm / 11.7 x 16.5in) Hahnemühle paper. Performed on a vintage Roland DG DPX1200 plotter.

Composition #65 1/11
turquise & orange
297 x 420mm
1/1
versum.xyz/1998

Composition #65 2/11
orange & brown
297 x 420mm
1/1
versum.xyz/2002

Composition #65 3/11
green, orange & violet
297 x 420mm
1/1
versum.xyz/2006

Composition #65 4/11
violet
297 x 420mm
1/1
versum.xyz/2008

Composition #65 5/11
turquise & brown
297 x 420mm
1/1
versum.xyz/2011

Composition #65 6/11
turquise & red
297 x 420mm
1/1
versum.xyz/2016

Composition #65 7/11
yellow & brown
297 x 420mm
1/1
versum.xyz/2019

Composition #65 8/11
orange & magenta
297 x 420mm
1/1
versum.xyz/2025

Composition #65 9/11
turquise, brown & green
297 x 420mm
1/1
versum.xyz/2034

Composition #65 10/11
violet & magenta
297 x 420mm
1/1
versum.xyz/2038

Composition #65 11/11
blue & orange
297 x 420mm
1/1
versum.xyz/2040

The foundation for this series was an algorithm to re-arrange recorded cursor movements. For this composition the algorithm looks like this

The performative aspect of the series happened at the University of Arts Berlin Rundgang of the Generative Art class in November 2021. Live swapping pens while the machine is running resulted in the discovery of an unknown hardware bug in the vintage plotter. During the performative drawing in public space, this quasi-random aspect became the central aesthetic element.