internetic, Drawing Machine, 2016
The primary function of this kinetic work is to draw. I decided to orient myself
towards kinetic art to question the notion of drawing and performance. I find the concept
of drawing quite intriguing. Does the term “draw” means the action of drawing and the result
of this practice? Can we call it art if it’s made by a program? I’m wondering if the action
to draw should necessarily be done by hand to be considered as a drawing. I wanted to
challenge this assumption by creating an interactive and kinetic machine, or more precisely
a program, that draws random drawings by itself and allow to user to influence the result.
The “machine” draws automatically patterns with or without the user’s help. He is able to interact with the machine through specific commands.
Visual and computational referenceshttps://www.openprocessing.org/sketch/225957
When the user is satisfied with the drawing; he can stop the machine, he can hide the mechanisms and he can save the result in the sketch folder. He might end up with interesting results.