De-Colonising the Western Gaze: The Portrait as a Multi-Sensory Cultural Practice
Expanding upon the photographic portrait as a culturally specific practice across previously completed artworks in Australia, Finland and Yemen, this thesis foregrounds multisensory methodological and analytical frameworks through which the 'Other' is represented.
Somatic Signage: An Exploratory Visualisation of Patients' Pre-Reflective Self-Consciousness of Disease
Situated within the field of medical humanities and drawing on phenomenological philosophy and research methods, this thesis sets out to determine whether patients diagnosed with the same illness produce sufficient signs in common to suggest that a shared visual language of disease exists.
Cultural and Political Regeneration in Derry: Historical Documentary Practice
Drawing on broadcast documentary film and published manuscripts by the director/author, this thesis engages with political thinkers in Derry who sought to radically redefine identity in Ireland, North and South, over the thirty year period of the Troubles.
Contested Ground: Producing Documentaries for 'Local' Radio
This thesis critically reflects upon a decade of thematically coherent radio production outputs – documentary stories of intense locality set against a broadcast environment marked by changes in modes of production.
Keepers of the Port: Visualising Place and Identity in a Dublin Dock Community
Using a combination of exhibitionary formats such as film, photography and installation, this practice-based thesis explores how working in Dublin Port has shaped the everyday lives and experiences of different dock constituencies.
Reconfiguring Systemic Power Relations: A Collaborative Practice-Based Exploration of Inequality with Young People and Adults in Dublin
A socially engaged arts practice thesis, reflecting on a decade-long engagement with young people and adults in a creative, critical dialogue surrounding power relations at a personal, community and societal level.