_ given: black ink / white paper / 60 minutes
_ construct an instrument
_ make a graphical survey of a place by channelling a physical force until it makes a drawing
It is with these words that Machinic Protocols began, an academic research project within the IAAC. This set of instructions was given to a group of students to launch an investigation on automating drawing and to question our relationship to the world: to neglect the desire to represent in favour of a radical process rooted in the translation of physical and temporal qualities. The exercise concluded with a series of cartographic drawings of movements created by physical forces, such as the wind, created through automated instruments animating a pen on a page.
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