Mike Hornblow

fellow diagrams,

i’m looking forward to meeting you all.. some info on the current state of my diagrammatic ‘process without subject’ in how to ‘get A life’: … i’m focussed on diagramming affectivity in psychophysical performance practice, through project-based research involving performance art, dance, video installation… informed by architectural diagramming, and theories of affect and cognition.

This sketch is an attempt at diagramming a process i’m writing about at the moment.. where you become a sponge by absorbing the building you’re in.. into your body, and then move forward when sponge body and building reach a saturation limit of mutual absorption (where moving becomes an impulse of also feeling absorbed by the building). The idea is that its a kind of topological transformation, but its hard to avoid diagramming in Cartesian coordinates.. although maybe indeterminacy needs a halfway space between the strange and the familiar. What i’ve tried to do here is indicate a recursion and double openness between sites of attention inside and outside the body, and the zones of indeterminacy they generate. Anyone have any thoughts on imaging topological diagrams?

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About mike

Mike Hornblow is a New Zealand-born filmmaker, performance artist and cultural theorist living in Melbourne, Australia. Over the past twelve years Mike has written, directed, produced, designed, shot and/or edited short films, video installations, live events and DVDs – both independently and freelance for corporate, civic and community clients. He has also produced dance, theatre, live art and multimedia performance projects in New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Mike has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, a Master of Arts in Media Production and has undertaken Doctoral Research at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory.

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  1. just a thought, before the workshop, if you diagram differentially (seemingly) distinct yet mutually affecting parts, then cartesian rule might be avoided… (?)

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