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ephemeral lines on water (2003)
digital print,

tools statements

concepts and design: artist's authored software / example links / current tools: programming editors (bbedit, textmate, subethaedit), scripting languages (mathematica, scheme and python), computers (macs: g4, powerbook, g5, mactel imac).

past tools history: programming languages used: rm basic (1972-1987), ms basic, pascal (1986,7), lisp, fortran, c, tcl (1989-2001), mathematica, scheme and python (1987 to date) / hardware: hp9830/35/45/16 (1972-1987), compaq pc, early mac (1986,7), several diverse workstations, suns and sgi (1989-2001), linux pc (2000-2003), macs thenafter.

plotter mediated works: hp, pen and inks / hp, brush and inks / mutoh, leads

motion control mediated works: digital sand gardens / marking of etched copper plates with artist's own devices / computer driven router, plasma torch, engravers

digital tools: xante laser printer / epson 2200 and 7600 inkjet printers / iris in outside studio

other tools: digital still camera (canon d20), video cameras, scanners / pendulums of different kinds, tops, etc...

to work with modern machinery one must schedule in advance the procedure of work. this brings into question the whole concept of sculpturing as we know it.
(isamu noguchi)

creative commons license jean-pierre hébert contact. (17 Jun 2015)