- Robert Mallary 1917–1997
- Plywood, metal and resin on plywood base
- Object: 2130 × 350 × 336 mm
- Purchased with funds provided by the Tate Americas Foundation 2019
New Tendencies artists and theorist were interested in the growing influence of computers on the visual arts, and on wider society. As rational and systematic instruments, they believed they could contribute to the democratisation of art. In 1969 the fourth edition of the New Tendencies exhibition in Zagreb was dedicated to ‘Computers and Visual Research’. American artist Robert Mallary contributed a sculpture created using the computer program TRAN2. The program generated a vertical sequence of 48 forms, which were then printed and used as patterns to cut the individual plywood ‘slices’ forming the sculpture.
Gallery label, February 2020
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