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Karl Otto Götz
b 1921; Karl Otto Götz is known mainly for his abstract paintings in the context of Informel; parallel to the direct spontaneity of these paintings, he produces complex, calculated works around 1960 in order to explore the possible use of electronic means for image processing. Being influenced by World War II, he begins to develop an interest in radar visualization. Around 1960, specific progams are at the basis of large patterned paintings, realized by hand but meant to become «electronic painting» in form of moving television imagery. These computer programs are not yet manageable so that his vision remains unrealized. Yet his theoretical impetus is important as can be deducted from Nam June Paik's explicit reference to Götz.