Recent Submissions

  • Otium 

    Ghayedikarimi, Maryam (2021-11-15)
    Two parallel investigations entwine to compose a plane of immanence where various concepts are rhizomatically juxtaposed. Theories of consciousness are studied in connection to the forces that surveil the will to life, ...
  • Devolved Sculpture 

    Scott, Jonathan (2021-11-15)
    This research is focused on the fictive processing of information as an essential method in contemporary arts production. Framed within a discourse on the production of subjectivity, it uses diagrammatics as a model to ...
  • A low hum, a strong gale 

    Bullock, Hannah Alison (2021-11-15)
    For the past eleven years, I have lived with undiagnosed chronic pain. This paper functions in support of my thesis exhibition: delving into my embodied experience of invisible illness and internalized ableism as it relates ...
  • Narratives of the Self: A Walk Through a Labyrinth 

    Inalouei, Niloofar (2021-11-15)
    This paper parallels my thesis exhibition entitled Narratives of the Self: A Walk Through a Labyrinth. This expansive installation of wooden sculpture frames embedded with hand-dyed fabric, explores notions of private and ...
  • A Wish Stays With You 

    Doucet, Hannah Glinski (2021-11-15)
    My thesis research represents a pulling back of the curtain on the long-standing relationship between the charitable organizations devoted to wishes and the corporate media giant Disney that spins tales of realized dreams. ...
  • Books and the Disappearing Body 

    McCray, Kelly Todd (2021-11-15)
    Through a questioning queer lens, the Books and the Disappearing Body project will explore the impact of the authoritative archive and surveillance on the queer body through performance and elements of VR technology. The ...
  • What Once Was, Is All That Should Have Been 

    Visco, Gerardo (2021-11-15)
    My research paper and studio work will look at the recontextualization of three basic building materials: concrete, steel, and Wood. My research aims to provide these materials with a renewed agency that imbues them with ...
  • That Thing: Confronting Difficult Trauma 

    Wunderink, Rachelle Gerine (2021-11-15)
    Society censors, rather than confronts, stories of rape and harassment. Rachelle Wunderinks thesis work unveils the consequences of sexual assault trauma by forcing viewers to engage with the emotional affect. She does ...
  • "Strange, she thought, pausing on the landing..." 

    Gallucci, Katelyn Marie (2021-11-15)
    "Strange, she thought, pausing on the landing..." is a collection of interdisciplinary artworks I produced from September 2019 to April 2021, incorporating drawing, photography and installation. In my research, I used my ...
  • Memory of Place: Restaging Lived Experience Through Photographic Images 

    Yerkovich, Mikhail Eli (2021-07-06)
    My current thesis work consists of building and photographically documenting sets of SROs (single room occupancy housing) in order to understand the spaces used as housing for people that were formerly homeless, and who ...
  • Fleeting Euphoria 

    Mpeletzikas, Zoe Evanthia Rosemary (2021-07-06)
    I am researching material and aesthetic strategies from the Arte Povera movement and feminist art of the 1960s to address contemporary issues of ubiquitous waste and language. One of Arte Poveras most prominent artists was ...
  • Fire+Words: The Geography of Depression 

    Gauthier, Catherine (2021-03-08)
    The topics of violence, feminism and depression are discussed as they all have an integral part in the artists practice as an abstract painter. A portfolio of my art practice has been included to exemplify and to support ...
  • A Troubling, Soft Underfoot 

    Chang, Shea Lynn (2021-03-08)
    A Troubling, Soft Underfoot delves into the spatiality of complex otherness, and investigates pluralistic, non-delineated and deviant embodiments of place, race, gender, and sexuality through cross-bred processes of drawing, ...
  • Assembly Required: Rewilding Space and Education Through Continuous Adaptive Practices 

    Young, Jessie Ann (2021-03-08)
    Assembly Required is an interactive artwork that urges people to look a little closer at the spaces we live in and who we share them with. This paper outlines the research and development that brought this artwork to life. ...
  • Wholly Quantum 

    Yari, Armaghan (2020-11-13)
    Most theories of quantum mechanics do not offer clear yes/no empirical answers to all questions that seem at face value. The Many-Worlds Interpretation, originated by Hugh Everett in the late 1950s, is unique for its ...
  • Variations on Broken Lines 

    Waxman, Nava (2020-11-13)
    This paper, Variations On Broken Lines, parallels my exhibition, presented in Gales Gallery at York University, Toronto. Variations On Broken Lines is a site-specific multimedia installation comprising screendance work, ...
  • Soil, sand, salt 

    Fatapour, Elham (2020-11-13)
    My practice focuses on exploring media, censorship, and communication through the mediums of painting and installation. Satellite dishes are one of the primary communication devices used to access mass media and as a result, ...
  • So Close; So Far: Reaching the Unreachable through the Process of Transformation in a Drawing-based Installation 

    Kenari, Mohammad Ali Arabi (2020-11-13)
    So Close; So Far is a drawing-based installation that explores the Persian mystical tradition of transforming the self through the process of reaching for the unreachable. This thesis paper examines two main components of ...
  • Dukkha: In Light of Buddhism Examining Spirituality, Materiality, Symbolism, and Time in the Film Entitled Dukkha 

    Shi, Qiaodi (2020-11-13)
    This thesis exhibition, How Calm the Ocean, features my long-term video project, Dukkha, along with a large-scale sand hill installed in the Special Project Gallery at York University.1 In Buddhism, suffering is one of the ...
  • Enmeshed Selves 

    Clouston, Nicole Evelyn Doherty (2020-08-11)
    My research-creation dissertation investigates the ways we are all enmeshed in the world, as well as how we can productively imagine ways to live together. I approach this research through thinking-with, a concept proposed ...

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