ct 2/66


Computer-aided design
Letraset on paper, blueprint
29.7 × 40.2 cm
IBM 1620 Model II, IBM 1443 printer
Programmed in FORTRAN by Jürgen Kriz
Produced at the Institut für Höhere Studien (Institut for Advanced Studies), Vienna

“Non-digital commands for the graphic ct 2/66:
1. Select words and syllables which make sense semantically that are composed of the following elements: C, Ɔ, |,|,| (Criterion: font = Helvetica. semi-boldface, no capitals; Semantics: 1) a German- English and 2) a French- Italian Langenscheidt dictionary.)
2. Select a random sequence of twenty words from those found through step 1.
3. Link each word found through step 1 with one of three symbols in a random sequence; this symbol represents the font size in the final result.
4. Link in a random sequence each word found through step 2 with one of sixty possible symbols, which assign the position of the word on the final display.”

[Marc Adrian, typed manuscript, 1968, Archive MSU Zagreb; translated from the German.]
Source: Rosen, 2011 P. 254

Created 1966 in Vienna, Austria.
Artwork Type: print

print, b/w, computer-aided

Rights: Archive ["MSU | Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb":Institution@164], Zagreb