Crossings Between the Proximate and Remote

90 Lines: Decoding Liminal Space

Fall Conference Proceedings

Author(s): Genevieve Baudoin

Both the urban and rural are driven and shaped byinternalized processes, from the turning radius ofthe plow, to the angle of fall needed for gravity fedstorm drains. Space is created at the gaps betweenthe boundaries where these two systems meet – theintersection of two sets of internalized processesthat do not fit because they are driven by their ownprocesses to create boundary conditions. 90 Linesexplores and decodes one such liminal space createdbetween urban and rural systems. The site usedin this project is a space appropriated between anaturalized storm sewer and neighboring farmland,containing a walking path. This paper will explorethe process of analysis used to capture this space, aswell as the parallels for this type of work in processdrivenart and music. Within both art and music,there is a history of composers/artists exploringcomposition invested in its own process, from thecrossover of land art and minimalism to stochasticor indeterminant music. These forms of expressionbleed together trying to fully comprehend how themaking of the thing (and the time it takes) createsthe thing itself.

Volume Editors
Urs Peter Flueckiger & Victoria McReynolds