hand-drawn lines connect the dots on a print of 90,000 black and white circles, arranged in a 300 x 300 grid. The dots represent a stream of random binary data, sourced from a machine constructed by the Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia (http://qrbg.irb.hr/). This device generates a constant stream of 1s and 0s by measuring the intrinsic randomness of a quantum physical process involving elementary particles
dots represent a process operating at minute levels of physical reality, but all we see is a uniform field of randomness, a grey mist
is it possible to find patterns?
the rule of this join-the-dots algorithm is to connect all the solid dots in the picture if they are adjacent either horizontally or vertically
lines curve between the dots and often miss their pinhead targets
random data is a catalyst
searching for Platonic forms corrupts the purity of mathematics
elegance in design is something that enables growth and freedom
randomness creates the possibility of joining particles to become atoms and molecules, but with all our theories, we still do not understand life.
drawing lines on paper according to a simple algorithm is a meditative activity but also one that is wrapped up in mystery – i have no idea what the final work will look like, if it will mirror my act of will that exists only in a conceptual realm, a dream state. drawing is both a personal and selfless activity, which edges us in strange ways towards something beyond physical or personal truths.
see also: http://writing.dotlineform.com/qrnt/