*extract from his website*
"Hektor is a portable spray paint output device for computers. It was created in collaboration with engineer Uli Franke for Jürg Lehniʼs diploma project at ECAL (École cantonale dʼart de Lausanne) in 2002.
Hektor’s light and fragile mechanism consists only of two motors, toothed belts and a spray can holder. By the means of geometric triangulation and gravity, a custom software moves the spray can along predefined drawing paths and remotely activates the can’s nozzle."
Jurg Lehni is of interest to me as he synthesises this idea physical and digtial, using robots and digital methods to create ohysical drawings. ROBOTS AND DIGITAL MACHINES CREATE PHYSICAL ART. Most notable are his works Hektor with a spray can and Viktor with chalk.
Although synthesising art and music, the main interest I have for Alex Allmont is his mechanical moving structures made from lego gears, inspires me to possibly create my own mechanical systems. Most prevalent is his use clock (look at video above), in which the rotating gears driving the hands is something I could possibly use to to mount acetate sheets on like I experimented with after looking at Rauschenberg
Although an important graphic designer my main focus is on purely the aesthetics of these works, notably the mechanical nature, cogs etc. It simply struck me the application to allmmonts work, in which it could be seen as a graphic representation of his various parts. If I were to make my own mechanical sturture like allmont I could have an accompanying publication/set of prints. These possibilities I could explore during my 3 weeks (image object print).
Furthermore I the colours are reallly stirking, if aything take inspiration from the colours use as a colour scheme/inspiration. Certainly explore its as prints colours. Replacement fro Manfred Mohrs colours