Vibratory Lines; Experiments in Expressivity
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All matter is expressive. All matter, animate or inanimate, sentient or made, is filled with the infinite potential for difference and articulation. All things, all bodies, are equal. In this context of absolute horizontality, expression is the innate desire for difference and qualitative distinction between things. It is the desire to shape matter and expresses the identity of a body: what it can do, how it can affect and how it is affected. An Expressionist, as defined by the research of the thesis, is one that extends expressive desire by intentionally shaping their surroundings. As architects, this intentional propagation of difference is second nature. We draw lines in space and create expressive territories. A composer might draw this immaterial line through song, but architecture draws these fine lines through space and condenses them into matter. Into brick-lines, or border-lines or atmospheric-lines. These lines are tools that sever and re-construct space, they oscillate between self-definition and the definition of their surroundings. They are vibratory in the nature. In this thesis, the Vibratory line and how it engages in expressionism becomes the basis for a set of experiments in writing, painting, modelling, curation and full-scale Installation. All works comprised in the thesis engage in an extended territorial refrain of this line.