'Cover a sheet with at least one thousand random dots---/'
Fig.99. A field of dots randomly
distributed creates a pulsating space which recedes and comes forward in its own rhythm.
Chance points form mysterious linkages, stimulating both eyes and brain.
'---/ then formulate a rule e. g. to draw as many lines as possible passing from left to right, diverging as little as necessary to avoid ever touching one dot.---/'
.XV. GAMES, S.W. Hayter
1981. 'New Ways of Gravure', fig.108, page 226, New York, Watson-Guptil Publications
This suggests a landscape relief in three dimensions.
'---/ A similar operation can be carried out from top to bottom of the sheet:---/'
Fig.100. Drawing lines avoiding touching the dots yields a wave pattern, disappearing and reappearing, as in 'Games' by Hayter.
'---/ again going from left to right rule straight lines until a dot is encountered. At this point reverse the directions to the closest aligned dot and so on until the sheet is filled.---/'
Fig.101. This instruction needs to be much
more precise: draw the straight line until a dot is encountered then drop down right under
the touched dot and draw a straight line until the next dot is met.
This encompasses short term drawing while simultaneously surveying the whole field of dots. Do this until the whole field is covered. This, extracted from the dots, produces a flat pattern with an implausible sense of inevitability which is the contrary of mere chance.