Horizontality administers the dirt, the material and what is found on the ground[1] and equally pertinent if we consider everyday and ground level synonymous for locating practices for art purposes. There is a second component to horizontality that relies on motion and there are several activities of simply wandering or roaming through edgelands so we can consider the fluxus as integration of edgelands and horizontality.


This culminates in a utilisation of the Rosalind Kraus’s method horizontality towards such activities and Ingold’s arguments on ‘form-giving’ as a movement that activates. Perhaps form-giving goes ‘Along’ between what is without form, that is, formless[2] and ‘form- giving’. Ingold’s phrasing describes it as ‘textilic to the archetectonic’[3].

[1] Rosalind Kraus, A Users Guide to Formless; Horizontality (1997 )

[2] Rosalind Kraus and Yve-Alain Bois, Formless: A Users Guide ( 2007)

[3] Tim Ingold, The textility of making (Oxford University Press, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2010;34) pp 91 – 102


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