Gabriel Orozco Invariants Animation 2005

  • Not on view

The artist developed the geometric patterns in this series from his long–standing interest in the game of chess. Starting with an offhand drawing of circular forms, Orozco formulated a set of rules for their colors, which evolve and expand outward based on the L-shaped move a knight makes on a chessboard. The Samurai of the title is Orozco’s term for the knight chess piece.

The animation represents hundreds of manipulations of the chess move and is the basis of the print series. Orozco selected 672 “frames” from that ani- mation to be produced as digital prints. The installation of the prints provides an alternative way of experiencing the variations: all at once, rather than frame by frame.

Gallery label from Geo/Metric: Prints and Drawings from the Collection, June 11–August 18, 2008.
Medium
Digital animation, color, 11 minutes
Edition
10
Credit
General Print Fund and Gift of the artist
Object number
302.2008
Copyright
© 2019 Gabriel Orozco
Department
Drawings and Prints

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