• Beyond the World of Sense Perception: Manifesting the Life Force of Materials Through Principles That Guide Actions

      Mayn, Michelle (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      The central enquiry of this thesis is to examine the role that 'principles that guide actions' could play in manifesting life force of materials. This object-based installation project works principally with harakeke (NZ ...
    • From the Prosaic to the Poetic: Finding Pathos in the Everyday

      Allen, Mallory (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      The basis of this project is to explore how an installation-based practice may generate a combination of pathos and humour within the everyday. By examining the overlooked or mundane, I have aimed to transform the prosaic ...
    • Liminal Sites: materialising an everyday

      Davy, Viv (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This visual art research practice examined the daily actions undertaken in a personal domestic everyday with a view to understanding its cultural significance. Across a period of 549 days intentional, mindful observation, ...
    • Mapping the self-portrait: navigating identity and autobiography in visual art

      Joe, Damen (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      The thesis Mapping the Self-Portrait: Navigating Identity and Autobiography in Visual Art is a practical project. It explores the relationship between autobiography and self- portraiture, and how these notions of the self ...
    • On Returning to the Sea: Towards Belonging Through Land, Language, & Tactile Storytelling

      Walker, Arielle (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Stories are intrinsically connected to acts of making with fibre. Customary knowledge is passed down in stories, songs, conversations held over the extraction of muka, the spinning of wool, the weaving of harakeke, the ...
    • Terms of (be)longing: Queerying the Trace and Embrace of Print Media

      Nicholas, Luca (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      My project uses methods of intaglio, screenprinting, sculpture, and installation to explore the loss of home and belonging for queer subjects. - Home is a space that is often layered with heteropatriarchal and neoliberal ...
    • Tête-à-Tête. A Conversation Between the Maker and the Made.

      Kingi, Maria Elizabeth (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      This practice-led project investigates the ubiquitous but invisible space between the maker and the made in the performance of making, and engages in an heuristic methodology to examine how the body experiences this space. ...
    • The merging of fact and fiction binaries within suicide

      Chapman, Paul Steven (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This explorative research examines a contemporary representation for suicide. Utilizing a dualistic framework of biology and technology, I codify diverse theoretical discourses into why people commit suicide. My practical ...