Friday, November 6, 2015

Systems 04: Instruction As Art Machine

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing # 328, 1980. Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund.










Examples of instructions:

Example 01. USING A BLACK, HARD CRAYON DRAW A TWENTY INCH SQUARE.DIVIDE THIS SQUARE INTO ONE INCH SQUARES. WITHIN EACH ONE INCH SQUARE, DRAW NOTHING, OR DRAW A DIAGONAL STRAIGHT LINE FROM CORNER TO CORNER OR TWO CROSSING STRAIGHT LINES DIAGONALLY FROM CORNER TO CORNER. (WORK FROM INSTRUCTIONS, 1971)

Example 02. "On a wall surface, any continuous stretch of wall, using a hard pencil, place fifty points at random. The points should be evenly distributed over the area of the wall. All of the points should be connected by straight lines."




The image above reads: TO BE DRAWN USING COLORED GRAPHITE IN LINES ABOUT 1/16" TO 1/8" APART CONSISTENTLY THROUGHOUT, ON A WHITE WALL, RENDERED BY COMPETENT DRAFTSMEN, PLACED IN AN ADEQUATE SPACE, PERIODICALLY PRINTED OUT AND REDRAWN TO SPECIFICATION. THE ENTIRE WALL FROM FLOOR TO CEILING SHOULD BE USED.
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