Frames changed continuously with a new title for each improvisation proceeding in real time without repeating itself. Titles and improvisations were always “one of a kind” originals. Raster screens in CGI graphics were limited to 200 by 320 pixels (medium) or 200 by 640 pixels (high). The pen plotter allowed 1,000 increments to the inch and therefore provided the ideal graphics peripheral in the 1980’s.
My first exhibition piece, “The Magic Hand of Chance”, was exhibited on a 25 inch monitor cabled to a personal computer. The program worked in real time generating a series of six visual improvisations which were displayed in dynamic sequence on the monitor. All words and images were generated in real time and each sequence was always an original improvisation. These works with their non-repetitive improvisations, evoked the kinds of surprises that we get from free association.