- The Plotting Machine
The project has originated from the workshop »Borderline Functionality« given by Jürg Lehni at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe in 2006. Martin Borst, Sebastian Cremers and Daniel Schludi converted a plotting machine into an output device, that can draw with almost any technique, in order to achieve aesthetics looking neither drawn by hand nor produced with only a computer. Most interesting and inspiring are all the little mistakes this machine does, because of too much data, too much water, color, pressure etc. This expansion space describes the machine's actual identity. No Image looks like the other.
Thanks to Jürg Lehni and his scriptographer.com for his great support, Uli Sanwald, Michael Truxa, Richard "E-Man" Brunner and Evi Künstle
- - "Miss Jane Skinner and Chris Webb from Great Bookham,
published in the Sunday Times, London, 28th September 1969.
The word "photography" comes from the Greek φώς (phos) "light" + γραφίς (graphis) "stylus", "paintbrush" or γραφή (graphê) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing", together meaning "drawing with light."
This image is the result of a machine drawing with an LED light on photobase paper in a darkroom.
2008, Photobase Paper, Edition of 1
- 75622 single coordinates were sent to the plotting machine, holding a fine liner.
- Watercolor grids 70 x 100 cm
- Watercolor grid on wet paper 70 x 100 cm
- Watercolor grid on dry paper 70 x 100 cm
- Ink & program error: 70 x 100 cm
- long time exposures with led
- long time exposure with dimmable led