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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 — 2:00 PM EDT

Of the thesis entitled: Vibratory Lines: Experiments in Expressivity​​

Abstract:

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 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:

Supervisor:

Committee Members:

Adrian Blackwell, University of Waterloo

Dereck Revington, University of Waterloo
 
 
Andrew Levitt, University of Waterloo
 
 

External Reader:

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
2:00PM

ARC Loft Gallery

A copy of the thesis is available for perusal in ARC 2106A.

Location 
ARC - School of Architecture
Loft Gallery
7 Melville Street South

Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4
Canada

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