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Leonel Moura

  • Sold Out
  • Intaglio
  • Fabriano Art Paper GF 300gr
  • Image Size: 99,5x69 cm
  • Total Size: 79x53,5 cm
  • Date: 2006
  • 30 units
  • Ref.: G153

The first engraving created by a robot

"I have placed ISU* on top of a copperplate covered by an acid-resistant wax. The robot performed its task using a burin instead of a pen. Then the metal plate was subjected to an acid bath and the print was done in the traditional manner with soaked paper. A limited edition of 30 copies (10 blue, 10 sanguine and 10 black) was printed."


*Named after Isidore Isou the creator, back in the 50’s, of the French movement known as the Letrisme, ISU is able to draw letters and words and from there generate pictorial compositions. Like in lettrism, which campaign for the use of the letter as the basis of a new art form, ISU generates by itself a series of letters and words that may or may not trigger on the viewer meaning. The process by which ISU decides the use of a letter or builds a word lays on a complex dynamics between a positive feedback mechanism and a random mode.