Hans Dehlinger

Prof. i.R. / Architect, Artist
University of Kassel, School of Art
Kassel, Germany

Mathematically based generative / algorithmic processes are a fascinating and inexhaustible source of strategies to design and construct Aesthetic Events (Art). In more than 50 years of engagement along these lines, I did not succeed in getting bored.

30 x 30 cm
digital print on archival paper

Horizontal gridlines from the Fibonacci Sequence (scaled distances of 1, 2, 3, 5) are used to place families of tilted straight lines with equal distances. The tilt-angles are derived from the sequence. The resulting line drawing of a single program run is repeatedly rotated and transparently placed on top of the original. As a consequence of this operations, lines will visually intersect below the „minimum separabile“ (moire effect). The image then lives from

− the inherent order of a well known mathematical property

− the limitations of the human visual-system (emprical mathematics)

The algorithmic generation is simple and mathematically almost trivial – viewed as artist, a wanted effect.