Computation and systems
During the 1970s most work was either concerned with the implications of the notion of computation or with the application of systems approaches to the construction of art works.
This early history is described and elaborated in context in two relevant publications.
- Edmonds, E. A. “Constructive Computation”. In Brown, P., Gere, C., Lambert, N. & Mason, C. (Eds.) White Heat Cold Logic - British Computer Art 1960-1980. MIT Press, Cam MA. USA. 2008. pp 245-260.
- Mason, C. Computer in the Art Room: The Origins of British Computer Arts 1950-1980. JJG Publishing, Hindrigham, Norfolk, UK. 2008.
Exhibitions: digital art (1970s)
- Computer Graphics 70 exhibition, Brunel University. Work shown: ‘Datapack’ (with Stroud Cornock)
- Invention of Problems, Leicester Polytechnic, Leicester. Work shown: ‘Nineteen’
- Invention of Problems 2, Leicester Polytechnic, Leicester. Work shown: ‘Communications Game’
- Cognition and Control. Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham. Work shown: ‘Communications Game 2’
Exhibitions: system art (1970s)
- Paintings, drawings and constructions. Oakham, Leicestershire
- 2nd International Drawing Biennale. Middlesborough Art Gallery, Cleveland, and tour
- Paintings, South Croxton, Leicestershire
- Drawing as Method, Description, Directive. Leicester Polytechnic.
Some of the systems art drawings are in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Selected Publications (1970s)
- Edmonds, E. A., “Communications Game”. Control Magazine, 6, 1972
- Cornock, S. and Edmonds, E. A. “The creative process where the artist is amplified or superseded by the computer”. Leonardo, 16, 1973. pp 11-16.
- Edmonds, E. A., “Interfaces for human interaction”. Computers in the Arts, Edinburgh, 1973.
- Edmonds, E. A., “Art systems for interactions between members of a small group of people” Leonardo, 8, 1975. pp 225-227.
- Scrivener, S. A. R. and Edmonds, E. A. “The computer as an aid to the investigation of art exploration”. Samet (editor), Proc. Euro. IFIP, North-Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1979. pp 483-490.