A conventional calligraphy with brush and ink depicts an act of uniqueness in time and space. The drawn line is never the same because of the tool’s and actor’s organic movements.

In comparison to that, a digital sketching tool produces always a constant line. These characteristics and their connection are examined in this project.

To combine this paradox, a mechanism was then created to disturb the signal of the drawing tool. The magnet, which translates movement of the pen to the tablet, is removed and fixed unto a clockwork with a string.

The random positions of the ring created a one of a kind lines, which could also be seen as a “calligraphy” in analogue’s sense.

This graphic was then again translated into a block for a print in Japanese woodblock prints’ technique. After that the scans of the prints were randomized through some algorithm of picture editing programs, that created even more disturbances.

The prints and graphics were chosen for the annual exhibition (JAA) of the faculty by the Chair of Visual Arts at the RWTH Aachen University.