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You Don’t Matter

About the machine

Martin Borst, Sebastian Cremers and Daniel Schludi converted a plotting machine into an output device, that can draw, scratch or cut with almost any traditional drawing 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. The project originated during our studies at the HfG Karlsruhe and was supported by Jürg Lehni and Tania Prill.

»The Painting Plotting Machine«, Karlsruhe, 2008; Camera: Marco Kugel

Try & Error

Watercolor grids 70 x 100 cm

Watercolor grid on dry paper 70 x 100 cm

Watercolor grid on wet paper 70 x 100 cm

Ink & program error: 70 x 100 cm

Ink with brush stroke – thin 70 x 100 cm

Ink with brush stroke – medium 70 x 100 cm

Ink with brush stroke – fat 70 x 100 cm

Ink brush stroke 70 x 100 cm

Watercolor type grid & paper movement: 70 x 100 cm

Felt tip & program error: 70 x 100 cm

Acryl color 70 x 100 cm

DVR × YDM

Super8 Camera by David Victor Rose, by You Don't Matter;
Steve McQueen scriptographed by You Don't Matter, by David Victor Rose

Exhibition at the 15th Anniversary Gen Art Benefit Event, New York City, June 2009

75622 Dots

75622 coordinates in a Gaussian distribution
sent to the plotting machine


Skxawng!

You Don’t Matter was commissioned by the New York Times to design the headline for an article by Ben Zimmer, published on December 4, 2009 in the Sunday Magazine.

Read the column here.

Hommages

Felt tip stroke raster & too much data

Felt tip stroke raster & too much data

Copic pen dot raster

Copic pen cmyk dot raster

Copic pen cmyk dot raster

Cavity rotation stroke raster

Pencil rotation stroke raster & too much data

Marker rotation stroke raster & too much data

Wax Scratches

Photobase Paper

Miss Jane Skinner and Chris Webb from Great Bookham, published in the Sunday Times, London, 28th September 1969

Hong Kong

Inverted Longtime Exposure on Photobase Paper. 130 x 100 x 6 cm, Glass, Photobase Paper, Plexiglas®, Neon Light, Black Aluminum Frame (built by Wolfgang Zender), Power Cable.

Light Emitting Diode

long time exposure with led

long time exposure with led

long time exposure with rgb led

long time exposure with led

long time exposure with led

long time exposure with led

Dimmable LED

long time exposure with dimmable led

long time exposure with dimmable led

long time exposure with dimmable led

long time exposure with dimmable led

long time exposure with dimmable led

Scratch Record

HfG Schriftenreihe

Book Series
Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design

Issue No. 2, ISBN: 978-3-7705-4613-8

Issue no. 4, ISBN: 978-3-7705-4809-5