• The Passing. A metaphoric interpretation of the impermanence of the book

      Wilczynska, Karol (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This thesis contemplates a debate. In the 1990s and the early years of this century, a number of theorists, Kernan (1990), Birkerts (2006) and Young (2007) (building on Max Nordau’s fears expressed in 1895), argued that ...
    • Patterns of corporeality: the grotesque text/ile body

      Trussardi, Gabriella (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This practice-led research project explores the feminine abject through textile design featuring grotesque ornament and pattern. Maintaining a normative feminine identity in a Western culture involves, more likely than ...
    • Pigment of the imagination: essay film as a navigation of liminity

      Carle [Charman], Trudy Ann (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This creative, practice-led project considers the potential of essay film to negotiate a complex whanau narrative. It explores the intricate pathway of a family born and raised between two cultures who must navigate the ...
    • Present tense

      McGlashan, Ann (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      The process of design is both contested and little understood. This thesis investigates key elements of design as a process, in order to establish the notion that design is an individually negotiated process of reflexive ...
    • The Process of Immersive Photography: Beyond the Cognitive and the Physical

      Mortensen Steagall, Marcos (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      This thesis constitutes a practice-led, artistic research project that asks: What are the issues that must be addressed when photographing land, such that one might express an immersive, embodied, spiritually-attuned ...
    • Queer reflections on Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden: A creative reconsideration of pose, gaze and technique

      Radić, Xavier (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      This project and accompanying exegesis consider the evolution of the Gay, nude male analogue photograph, bringing to the fore a personalised reflection on the work of Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden. It contexualizes and ...
    • Reflections on Lal Batti

      Kumar, Chander (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      This project draws on aspects of research into the plight of women prostitutes working in Lal Batti areas of India. The project considers historical, contemporary and personal texts that form the basis of a creative ...
    • Shapester's magic alphabet

      Logan, Austin (Auckland University of Technology, 2003)
      Shapester’s Magic Alphabet is an interdisciplinary, practice based research project that designs and creates a new virtual world based on four key principals: iconic form; narration through pantomime and gesture; visual ...
    • Sound bites

      van Melle, Gerbrand (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      In the project that forms the site of this creative, practice-led thesis, personal audio recordings are translated into intimate physical experiences. In so doing, the potential of visual music and second order cybernetics ...
    • The Sound of Identity Interpreting the Multi-dimensionality of Wāhine Māori Through Audio Portraiture

      Sheehan, Maree (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This PhD study interpreted and represented the multidimensionality of wāhine Māori (Māori women) through audio-portraiture. In so doing, it demonstrated how the physically accountable (recollection, opinion, environmental ...
    • Take Away Stories

      Burgestsmaier, Patricia (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      This project questions and examines the impact of ‘take away’ culture on our society’s lifestyle. The research considers the term ‘take away’ in relation to food and to broader behaviours such as models of social conduct ...
    • Take away stories

      Burgetsmaier, Patricia (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This project questions and examines the impact of 'take away' culture on our society's lifestyle. The research considers the term 'take away' in relation to food and to broader behaviours such as models of social conduct ...
    • Talanoa: matala 'oe fonua

      Toluta'u, Talita (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      This study is concerned with representation. It considers the nature of a culturally located narrative form called talanoa and its creative translation into film. The film Talanoa: Matala ‘o e Fonua that constitutes the ...
    • Te Kore - Exploring the Māori concept of void

      Nepia, Peter Moana (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Mohi Ruatapu, a nineteenth century Māori tohunga (scholar) from Tokomaru Bay, positioned Te Kore (which translates as nothingness, void and also potentiality) within Te Ao Mārama, the realm of contemporary human existence. ...
    • The sublime ruin: enigmatic feminine

      Doolan, Lucas (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis explores through the creation of four artworks, the nature of the sublime ruin. To facilitate this it examines the disintegration of selected religious feminine metaphors. The artworks are rendered through a ...
    • The transformative mirror: contemplating the self as an emergent being through active reflection

      Konings, Nick (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This creative-production project is framed as an active reflection on the process of self-transformation. This process has been developed through a personal investigation into the concepts of the self as an emergent and ...
    • The window: an experimental short film about a man who lives his life in darkness

      Jain, Priti (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis explores the potential of typography as a significant visual element in the narration of a short film. The project specifically considers the visual and paralinguistic nature of typography and its discourse ...
    • Transition on Waiheke: changing ways we view and inhabit the landscape

      Wakefield, Juliet (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis project explores, through art practice that is informed by sociological and theoretical considerations, a transition taking place on Waiheke Island, in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The project focuses on, and ...
    • Type from type

      Smith, Warren Eden (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      The locus of this project is in the field of type face design, with the origins of the project based on an appreciation of the Letraset brand1 dry transfer system (instant lettering and other elements included in the system) ...
    • Typographical poetics: a contemplation on memory and loss at the Patea Cool Stores and Freezing Works

      Sinfield, David (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      The telling of stories can be a profound form of scholarship, moving serious study close to the frontiers of art. (Featherstone, 1989, p.377) This practice-led research project is concerned with typographical poetics ...