Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of participating in a unique all-day workshop called Processing to Print. The day started out at Assemble in Pittsburgh where Val covered basic orientation for Processing, an open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions. I heard of Processing years ago and the images I have seen generated by it definitely appeal to my aesthetic of controlled chaos.
We manipulated a few samples and then created pdf outputs to be able to screen print a two color image on paper. There wasn’t much time to come up with images since we were submitting them before lunch to Dan at Commonwealth Press so he could print films and expose screens. I played around with randomizing circles of different sizes and ended up with something I liked. The printing process was a blast! I haven’t been able to do subtle, experimental silkscreen in a while. I missed it!