Of the thesis entitled: Vibratory Lines: Experiments in Expressivity
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 bird 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 expressive territorialisation, 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.
The examining committee is as follows:
Adrian Blackwell, University of Waterloo
Karen Houle, University of Guelph
The committee has been approved as authorized by the Graduate Studies Committee.
The Defence Examination will take place:
Tuesday August 4, 2015
ARC Loft Gallery
A copy of the thesis is available for perusal in ARC 2106A.
7 Melville Street South
Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4