Scratch Code – Manfed Mohr
January sees the opening of an important exhibition, at the Block Museum, Chicago, surveying the use of computers in printing making and drawing covering a span of around 60 years. The show focuses in on pioneering artist-programmers such as Manfred Mohr and Edward Zajec, artists who set an early trajectory for working with code to produce rule based artworks – often highly graphic in style and marked by geometric spatial composition. It also features works by artists who used other electronic means and devices such as Ben Laposky & Herbert Franke – both photographing the output of modified oscilloscopes. It also features some Dataisnature favourites such as Mark Wilson and Roman Verostko as well as completing the timeline survey with works by Joshua Davis and CEB Reas.