• The assault on Mount B: understanding the role of story in self-delusion in our personal histories

      Fee, Roderick Harold (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This research consists of a creative writing component, a novel, accompanied by an exegesis. The Assault on Mount B examines consciousness through an experimental exploration in creative writing. It uses synchronous but ...
    • Crossroads of ex-istence - performing object-events toward an unconditional ethos of death

      Jennings, Sarah (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      Research Questions: How might an object-event (object-life) perform a vivifying ethos for participants in relation to conditions of death as everyday? As a spatial design ethics how might this research deepen our perceptions ...
    • Displaced legacies: folded time and space for an architecture of becoming

      Wei, Fang-Yun (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This research project is a hybrid between art and architecture; it sits in the realm of conceptual architecture, and is taken from the inspiration and practices between art and architecture; such as drawing, and photography. ...
    • A feminine language in cinema

      Scheffmann, Dorthe (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      A Feminine Language in Cinema is a creative-work or practice-led Master of Philosophy project. The creative component is a feature film screenplay, En Abyme, developed for mainstream audience reception in such a way that ...
    • haerenga kōrerorero - choreographing sensing relations

      Ruckstuhl-Mann, Rachel (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Two significant worlds here coincide and correspond: whanaukataka and somatic choreographic knowing. Activated through spatial design questioning, this thesis interrogates storytelling as an ethics of performance and as ...
    • Hollows Left Behind: A Women's 'biography' of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia

      Bell, Zana (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      Hollows Left Behind comprises an exegesis and a postmodern, polyphonic novel which seek to provide a feminine, ‘biography’ of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia wherein female protagonists trespass into liminal spaces, exploring binaries: ...
    • Hyphenated living: between longing and belonging, an exposition of displacement as liminality in the transnational condition

      van Dyk, Yoka A J (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis explores a complex concept of home with respect to issues of belonging and displacement from both a personal and transnational1 perspective, which deals with the here in New Zealand and there in the Netherlands. ...
    • In Search of No-self: An Installation Exploring Relations Between Notions of Selfhood, Transcendentalism and Sublimity

      Maher, Julian (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      This thesis examines two major arenas of enquiry. Firstly it explores the notions of selfhood, via a critique of Modernity’s subject. This is considered through the frameworks of both deconstruction and Buddhism’s anatta ...
    • Is/Land Life

      Romano, Sara (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      The fluidity of dislocation as an experience of transnational identity through moving images ABSTRACT This research project concerns itself with a paradoxical experience of dislocation as a consistent experience of belonging ...
    • Making sense of no body

      Wood, Becca (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This Masters in Art and Design investigates a performance strategy for the deterritorialization of the body, mind and space as they intersect the digital screen image. The reconfiguration of the sensing system as the body ...
    • Mourning Sites ________ Performing Ineffable Spaces of Ruin

      O'Hara, Emily (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This practice-led PhD explores spatio-temporal conditions arising in processes of mourning, attuning these processes to the project’s spatial-poetics or site-writings. In doing so my PhD relates the experiences of death ...
    • Movement and expression: a gestural spatial practice that explores the idiom of drawing

      Hurley, Aaron Rod (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      The following work is concerned with the investigation of drawing as performance. This exegesis will raise, produce and investigate what processes are of interest when I, the artist, encounter the act of drawing. First and ...
    • Performing event in the everyday: regeneration as art

      Curham, Sean (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      The project asks 'is it through the everyday, the seemingly banal and inconsequential that change can be engaged with?' This research question is formed through a consideration of my performance practice in relation ...
    • Rafting-with... Choreography of Participatory Ecologies: an Ethico-poetics of Everyday Life

      Houghton, Christina (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      The aim of this practice-led research is to explore how a Choreography of Participatory Ecologies (COPE) reveals an ethics distilled from a poetics of everyday life. This choreographic practice describes a relational ...
    • The paradoxical event of apparel: lameness and the bifurcating catwalk

      Tatton, Annie (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This project explores overlapping concerns between fashion and spatial design by way of a catwalk event. It does this by investigating historical and contemporary presumptions about the spatial tectonics and forms of ...
    • The survival of things

      Coveny, Eloise Jayne (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      How might a sonic archiving installation practice produce conditions of history other to orthodox narratives of time? What might a Benjaminian “destructive character” today make of analogue and digital archives for producing ...
    • Through my body to your body and back

      Jamieson, Rose (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This Masters of Art & Design, Through My Body To Your Body And Back, is a multi-channel sound installation and performance incorporating notions of the body as both a singular entity and a being of multiplicity and ...
    • The unconscious ruin: drawing minor architecture

      Sellar, Brendon Sellar (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      The citizen subject, simultaneously estranged and yet embraced as an entity, insatiably commodified and marketed to, increasingly experiences urban place as a terrain vague – a place without coherent reference or broader ...
    • Video art: accelerationism and the reification of desire

      Kirlew, Akil (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This research project explores the creative links between the production and circulation of video-based artworks and the dominance of capitalist-based forms of subjectivity. More specifically, I seek to determine whether ...
    • Whakaaro Papa: Anthropos Design and Decolonising Metaphysics

      Yates, Amanda Monehu (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Seemingly each week, or even every day, headlines draw attention to the incremental yet radical changes occurring as a result of cultural practices that bear witness to the Anthropocene, as a time in which human activity ...