A series of prints celebrating the 1955 Rand corporation book A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates. "I have made a number of projects around this book including a fictional band, The Norml DV8s (complete with website and repertoire*) and a web page with the whole million digits*. Moreover, whenever I need a random series of parameters (often the case in sound art), I use this book, almost as a sort of unmistycal I Ching.

The culmination of this project will be an exhibition that features my projects but also a presentation on the fascinating history behind the making of the book - necessary for any project that needed random numbers before the arrival of PCs - and of course the book itself."

* Hosted on tripod since 2003, beware of popups and banners.

20 prints each, numbered and signed. Laser prints on 250g paper. €50 each (incl. VAT in the EU) plus delivery.

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(cm 10x15, framed)
Angela Merkel
(cm 50x50, unframed)

a million random digits
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