Typographical Voices: Poetic Reflections on the Pātea Freezing Works
This practice-led artistic research project asks:
What is the potential of typography, sound, imagery and the content of recorded speech to capture the poetic nature of remembered space?
As an artistic inquiry the study uses interviews with people who have worked at the Pātea freezing works to develop a series of typefaces. The thesis project exercises type as a nuanced and temporal voice that speaks of ‘storied lives’ through its ability to respond to the expressive dialect, texture and values of the recorded voice - and the physical spaces where people worked. The study resulted in the development of a series of site reflective, poetic, typographical texts that recycle spoken narrative back into a local community as artistic works.