Liquid Notations: A Common Language of Transitions is a chapter in Rachel Armstrong's book Liquid Life: On Non-Linear Materiality, published in 2019 by punctum books. The essay combines a visual and textual exploration of liquidity, both as a metaphor and as an ecological form of mark-making. The drawings, developed as chronophotographic archives of Armstrong's experiments with protocells, capture transformations in space and time—notations that respond to their environment and cannot be reduced to abstract, fixed, or universal geometries.
Download and read the entire essay (pages 433-479) here.