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Moholy-Nagy (1999)

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This piece was inspired by Lazlo Moholy-Nagy's Telephone Picture EM 3, the production of which he described as follows:

In 1922 I ordered by telephone from a sign factory five paintings in porcelain enamel. I had the factory's color chart before me and I sketched my paintings on graph paper. At the other end of the telephone, the factory supervisor had the same kind of paper, divided into squares. He took down the dictated shapes in the correct position. It was like playing chess by correspondence.

In my case, I also used graph paper to sketch the piece but instead of telephoning my order to a sign factory, I typed the instructions in Adobe PostScript. These PostScript commands, including comments, are superimposed on the image making the piece self-replicating.

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