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 Frank Boettger

Frank Boettgers´ computer-generated graphics mainly explore the aesthetic dimensions of coordinate shifts, rotations and interpolations.

All graphics presented here were generated and printed for Johann Willsberger´s book »Computer Graphics«, some of the them were also presented in other publications listed as reference.


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links     »Nonlinear Interpolation I«

rechts     »Nonlinear Interpolation II«

Frank Boettger, 1972
offset prints after plotter drawing

Published in:
Franke: Computer-Grafik Galerie (II)
IBM (Hrsg.): Computerkunst (II)

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The series »Nonlinear Interpolation« explores different families of curves which are generated from sequences of points and interpolations between these points.


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links     »Nonlinear Interpolation III«

rechts     »Nonlinear Interpolation IV«

Frank Boettger, 1972
offset prints after plotter drawing,

Published in:
Franke: Computer-Grafik Galerie (III)
IBM (Hrsg.): Computerkunst (III)

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Prints from this series of graphics were on display at »tendencies 5« 1973 in Zagreb, Croatia (formerly Yugoslavia). For example the graphics »Nonlinear Interpolation I-IV« which can be seen in a photograph of the exhibition in Margit Rosen´s book »A Little-Known Story ...« being presented as offset prints.


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links     »Nonlinear Interpolation V«

Frank Boettger, 1972
offset print after plotter drawing,

Published in:
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The following graphics of the series »Rotating Planes« were generated with algorithms which rotate triangles or squares stepwise while decreasing sizes. Partly the sides of the forms are omitted (I and II).
The images below may have a moiré effect which is not visible in the original offset prints.



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links     »Rotating Planes I«

rechts     »Rotating Planes II«

Frank Boettger, 1972
offset prints after plotter drawings

Published in:
Franke: Computer-Grafik Galerie

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links     »Rotating Planes III«

Frank Boettger, 1972
offset prints after plotter drawings

Published in:
Franke: Computer-Grafik Galerie
IBM (Hrsg.): Computerkunst
Kunsthalle Bremen: Ex Machina ... (motif
as screen print, see below)

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In »Rotating Planes III« a square is rotated and reflections create the overall formation. This motif was also reproduced as a black on black screen print:



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»Rotating Planes III«

Frank Boettger, 1972

screen print after plotter drawing,
glossy black on black matt paper,

Published in:
Kunsthalle Bremen: Ex Machina ...

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Due to light incidence and point of view the perceptibility of the black on black printed motif varies:

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»Square formations IV« is based on a step by step movement of square formations. Compressions and omissions within the process generate various surfaces:



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»Square formations IV «

Frank Boettger, 1972

offset prints after plotter drawings

Published in:
Rosen: A little known story ...

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Artist profile

Frank Boettger
Born 1946 in Speyer, Germany, trained electrician and engineer, since 1969 member of the EDP department at MBB, worked with computer graphics between 1970 and 1972, 1971-1972 member of MBB Computer Graphics art project, lives in Australia.
For the »MBB Computer Graphics« Boettger also created works in team with Aron Warszawski. These computer graphics will be presented later this year by this gallery.

After 1972 Boettger, like most members of the MBB art project, had no opportunity for further artistic work involving a mainframe computer.


Participated in Exhibitions:
Two »Computer Graphics« exhibitions in the course of the cultural program of the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany 1972
»tendencies 5« Section Computer Visual Research, MSU Zagreb, Croatia (formerly Yugoslavia), 1973
»Ex Machina – Frühe Computergrafik bis 1979« Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany, 2007
»bit international. [Nove] tendencije. Computer und visuelle Forschung Zagreb 1961-1973« Neue Galerie Graz at Landesmuseum Joanneum, Austria, 2007
»bit international« ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany 2008-2009

Work publicized in:
Computer Graphics. Edited by Johann Willsberger (1972)
Computerkunst. Edited by by IBM Deutschland GmbH (1978)
Computer-Grafik Galerie by Herbert W. Franke (1984)
Ex Machina – Frühe Computergrafik bis 1979. Edited by Wulf Herzogenrath and Barbara Nierhoff-Wielk. (2007)
bit international. [Nove] tendencije. Computer und visuelle Forschung Zagreb 1961-1973. Edited by Neue Galerie Graz (2007)
bit international. [Nove] tendencije. Computer und visuelle Forschung Zagreb 1961-1973. Edited by Peter Weibel and Margit Rosen. (ZKM, 2008)
A Little-Known Story about a Movement... Edited by Margit Rosen (2011)
... see also Links & Books

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