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 Sylvia Roubaud / Gerold Weiss

Trained artist Sylvia Roubaud and mathematician Gerold Weiss worked as a team in the art project. Roubaud developed the designs by creating sketches which were transformed into algorithms and programs by Weiss. Roubaud additionally worked on some of the master plots by manipulating the automatic drawing-process.
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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»Explosion of ordered structures«

Sylvia Roubaud / Gerold Weiss, 1972
screen print after plotter drawing,

Published in:
Rosen (ed.): A Little-Known Story ...

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The series »Explosion of ordered structures« uses algorithms including random numbers to break up orders and transform them in a pseudo-chaotic way. In the graphics I, II, IV and V straight lines dissolve into fragments turned in different directions. In graphic III the same process is applied to disjoint circles which eventually intertwine.


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rechts     »Explosion of ordered structures II«

Sylvia Roubaud / Gerold Weiss, 1972
offset print after plotter drawing

Published in:
IBM (Ed.): Computerkunst (II)

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links     »Explosion of ordered structures III«

rechts     »Explosion of ordered structures IV«

Sylvia Roubaud / Gerold Weiss, 1972
offset print after plotter drawing

Published in:
IBM (Ed.): Computerkunst (III)
Gioni (Ed.): Ghosts in the Machine. (III,
motif as screen print)

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Sylvia Roubaud / Gerold Weiss, 1972
offset print after plotter drawing,

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In the following series »Elements bounded by straight lines under deterministic and stochastic conditions« the coordinate values for the position of the elements and their vertices were produced by a random number generator (I, II) or follow given coordinates like in graphic III where the two lower vertices of a right-angled triangle lie on parallel parabolas, the upper on a straight line.

Prints from this series of graphics were on display at »tendencies 5« 1973 in Zagreb. For example the graphics »Elements bounded by ... I-III« 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     »Elements bounded by straight
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rechts     »Elements bounded ... II«

Sylvia Roubaud / Gerold Weiss, 1972
offset print after plotter drawing,

Published in:
IBM (Ed.): Computerkunst (I)

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In »Elements bounded by ... II« Roubauds manipulation during the drawing-process - a two times adjustment - can be easily comprehended. This kind of manipulative action on the automatic process was an important experimental aspect to Roubaud regarding her generative artwork.


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links     »Elements bounded by straight
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Sylvia Roubaud / Gerold Weiss, 1972
offset print after plotter drawing,

Published in:
IBM (Ed.): Computerkunst (III)

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Artist profile

Sylvia Roubaud
Born 1941, studied painting at the Munich College of Fine Arts under Guenter Fruhtrunk, 1971–1972 member of MBB Computer Graphics art project, lives in Munich, Germany, and Italy.
Sylvia Roubaud is an active artist and has specialized on abstract painting for many years.
After 1972 Roubaud, like most members of the MBB art project, had no opportunity for further artistic work involving a mainframe computer. Due to her artistic curiosity she remains fascinated by experimental art work involving new technology. Her Website: Sylvia Roubaud.

Gerold Weiss
Born 1940 in Vrchlabí (Hohenelbe), Czech Republic, mathematician, 1971–1972 member of MBB Computer Graphics art project, lives in Bad Reichenhall, Germany.


Sylvia Roubaud´s works have been displayed in many group and solo exhibitions. Computer graphics generated in team with Gerold Weiss were presented in the following 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
»25 Jahre Computerkunst« BMW Pavilion, Munich, Germany, 1989
»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
»Ghosts in the Machine« New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 2012
»Histories of the Post-Digital: 1960s and 1970s Media Art Snapshots« Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014.

Computer graphics publicized in:
Computer Graphics. Edited by Johann Willsberger (1972)
Computerkunst. Edited by IBM Deutschland GmbH (1978)
Computer-Grafik Galerie by Herbert W. Franke (1984)
25 Jahre Computerkunst. Edited by BMW Presseabteilung (1989)
Kunst am Computer by Karin Guminski (2002)
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)
Ghosts in the Machine. Edited by Massimiliano Gioni and Gary Carrion-Murayari (2012)
... see also Links & Books
For all graphics on this page: © VG Bild-Kunst for Sylvia Roubaud.


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