2004-2010: Process 1-6

Process 4 (Form 1, Data 1)


Casey Reas
Process 4 (Form 1, Data 1)
2005
Archival pigment prints on Epson Fine Art Paper
11 × 14 in / 27.9 × 35.6 cm, each
Edition of 5 + 1 AP

Process 4 (Form 2, Data 2)


Casey Reas
Process 4 (Form 2, Data 2)
2005
Archival pigment prints on Epson Fine Art Paper
11 × 14 in / 27.9 × 35.6 cm, each
Edition of 5 + 1 AP

Process 4 (Image 1)


Casey Reas
Process 4 (Image 1)
2005
Archival pigment print on Epson Fine Art Paper
28.6 × 28.6 in / 72.6 × 72.6 cm
Edition of 5 + 1 AP

Process 4 (Image 2)


Casey Reas
Process 4 (Image 2)
2005
Archival pigment print on Epson Fine Art Paper
28.6 × 28.6 in / 72.6 × 72.6 cm
Edition of 5 + 1 AP

Process 4 (Software)


Casey Reas
Process 4
2005
Software C++/OpenGL, Variable size, Still image from generative software

A rectangular surface filled with varying sizes of Element 1. Draw a line from the centers of Elements which are touching. Set the value of the shortest possible line to black and the longest to white, with varying grays between.

Process 5 (Software)


Casey Reas
Process 5
2005
Software C++/OpenGL, Variable size, Still image from generative software

A rectangular surface filled with varying sizes of Element 1. Draw the perimeter of each Element as a white line and the center as a black dot. If two small Elements are touching, draw a gray line between their centers.

Process 6 (Image 1)


Casey Reas
Process 6 (Image 1)
2005
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
36 × 22 in / 91.4 × 91.4 cm
Edition of 5 + 1 AP

Process 6 (Image 2)


Casey Reas
Process 6 (Image 2)
2005
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
36 × 22 in / 91.4 × 91.4 cm
Edition of 5 + 1 AP

Process 6 (Image 3)


Casey Reas
Process 6 (Image 3)
2005
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
28.6 × 28.6 in / 72.6 × 72.6 cm
Edition of 5 + 1 AP

Process 6 (Image 4)


Casey Reas
Process 6 (Image 4)
2005
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
28.6 × 28.6 in / 72.6 × 72.6 cm
Edition of 5 + 1 AP

Process 6 (Puff 1)


Casey Reas
Process 6 (Puff 1)
2005
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
12 in / 30.5 cm, diameter

Process 6 (Software)


Casey Reas
Process 6
2005
Software C++/OpenGL
Position three large circles on a rectangular surface.

Network A


Casey Reas
Network A
a.k.a. Process 4
2009
Custom software, computer
Dimensions variable

Network B


Casey Reas
Network B
a.k.a. Process 4
2009
Custom software, computer
Dimensions variable

Process 4 (A)


Casey Reas
Process 4 (A)
2010
C print, Edition of 8 + 2 AP
50 x 50 cm, part of the Process Compendium

Process 5 (A)


Casey Reas
Process 5 (A)
2010
C print, Edition of 8 + 2 AP
50 x 50 cm, part of the Process Compendium

Process 6 (A)


Casey Reas
Process 6 (A)
2010
C print, Edition of 8 + 2 AP
50 x 50 cm, part of the Process Compendium

The most important element of Process [#] is the text. The text is Process [#] described in English, written with the intention of translating its content into software. The Elements, Forms, and Behaviors referenced within the Process text are defined in the Library.

The software interpretation is secondary to the text. The text leaves many decisions open to the programmer, decisions that must be made using personal judgment. The act of translating the Process from English into a machine language interprets the text. Process

[#] was implemented by [NAME] into the [LANGUAGE] language in [YEAR].

The hardware is inconsequential and in in time it will fail. It was selected to be robust, but electronic devices are fragile. If a component of the hardware fails, it may be replaced without diminishing the work. Eventually, compatible components won´t be available. When this happens, a new hardware system must be acquired and the software modified for the new platform.

Forms
F1: Circle
F2: Line

Behaviors
B1: Move in straight line
B2:

Constrain to surface
B3: Change direction while touching another Element
B4: Move away from overlapping Element
B5: Enter from the opposite edge after moving off the surface
B6: Orient toward the direction of an Element that is touching
B7: Deviate from the current direction

Elements
E1: F1 + B1 + B2 + B3 + B4
E2: F1 + B1 + B5
E3: F2 + B1 + B3 + B5
E4: F1 + B1 + B2 + B3
E5: F2 + B1 + B5 + B6 + B7

Casey Reas: Process Compendium 2004 – 2010, DAM GALLERY, Berlin 2010. p. 113.