MEDA102 assignment (Coding)

The following code is meant to replicate the aesthetic of Manfred Mohr’s work, “Square Roots”. Square roots uses nothing but squares on a black background. The work itself is quite simple but can be somewhat difficult to replicate via code. Square Roots was a short film that Manfred Mohr created in 1973, in an attempt to create a computer movie. According to him it was “a painful experience at that time because an adequate technology for making films with a computer was not yet developed” and abandoned the project entirely because he felt “it was too narrative”. But, times have changed which means technology has progressed to a point where recreating something like this is simple and can be done in a short time. This is the main reason I have chosen to recreate Square Roots. To show that something that was once difficult in the past, is now easy in the present.

void setup() {
size(800, 900); //Sets the size of canvas
background(0, 0, 0); //Sets colour to black
}

void draw() {
rectMode(CENTER);
rect(100,100,600,500); //Draws squares
rect(185,165,290,290);
rect(200,140,230,222);
rect(190,130,222,212);
rect(180,125,200,190);
rect(140,135,195,180);
rect(120,125,150,140);
}

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