Notes on Diagrams

Notes on Diagrams

The diagram as an expanded arts practice – a vehicle for relating to other fields

As a tool for mobilising other fields

To communicate without meaning

Holding an idea in space – lightness

Diagram as immanent utopia


Diagram as structure, process

Diagram as a set of relationships or force fields

Triolectics – Asger Jorn’s diagrams against dialectics


Diagram as (musical) notation – Xenakis

Diagram as a circuit – feedback and sound


Diagram as a chronological flow

Diagram as a way of forming relations between present past and the future – feedback loops and temporal flow. Media achaeology.


Diagram as a speculative fiction,   as magic.


The relationship between diagrams and models


The relationship between diagrams and drawing.