»13/9/65 Nr. 7 Zufälliger Polygonzug« by Frieder Nake | i |
creators: Frieder Nake
title: 13/9/65 Nr. 7 Zufälliger Polygonzug
also known as: Polygonal Course No. 7, Zufälliger Polygonzug, Polygonzug
year: 13.09.1965

drawing, b/w, computer-generated

Pen-and-ink drawing on paper
Indian ink on paper

Size: 40 × 40 cm
Hardware: ZUSE Graphomat Z64
Program: COMPART ER 56

Of the original computer drawing (pen-and-ink) an unknown number exist, estimated at between 20 and 30. There also exists a silkscreen printing (edition of 40). All drawings and prints are signed by hand (pencil) on reverse. Computer-generated signature at lower right: NAKE/ER56/Z64.

algorithm: Random Polygon (compArt ER56)
collections: Sammlung Clarissa

This work is also titled as “Polygonal Course No. 7” [Reichhardt 1971, p.66], “Zufälliger Polygonzug” [Piehler, 2002, Fig. 39] or “Polygonenzug” [Programm-Information PI-21, 1966, p. 11].

Random elements defining the random polygon:

  • Number of vertices of polygon
  • Direction of each edge of the polygon.
  • Length of each edge of the polygon.

[cf. Nake et al., 1966, p. 11]

For more explanation read “13/9/65 Nr. 3 Zufälliger Polygonzug”. Both drawings were generated during the same night of 13 September, 1965, by the same program and the same parameter settings for random choices.

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