Der Algorithmus des Manfred Mohr

Texte 1963 - 1979


Publication, 2014

Manfred Mohr is considered a pioneer of digital art, he was one of the first painters in the 20th century who turned to the computer as a means of artistic production. His work turned decisively in the late 1960s through the encounter with Pierre Barbaud, one of the pioneers of computer-assisted composition in France: Mohr begins to experiment with computers and in 1971 the Musée d'Art Modernede la Ville de Paris presented his computer-generated drawings in a solo exhibition. The publication is a selection of essays, letters and interviews from the years 1963 - 1979, an insight into the early work Manfred Mohr. The documents are representative of the early artistic confrontation with computer technology, the pursuit of new concepts and models as well as the positioning in the art field.

Manfred Mohr (* 1938) lives in New York. In 2013, the ZKM in Karlsruhe showed a retrospective and Mohr received the ACM SIGGRAPH 2013, Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art.



Margit Rosen, ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe



Softcover, 156 pages


Price: 16,00 Euro