Thesis Abstracts

Study at the DAI comprises, among many other things, the writing of a master thesis. How To Do Things With Theory helps our students to develop skills to formulate relevant questions which position their praxes in broader contexts. Here you will find abstracts (and external reviews as far as available, we are currently updating this archive). Digital versions of the theses can be made available for reading to the DAI community (and under strict conditions to "others" as well) upon a written request to Florian Göttke (who, if it concerns parties outside of DAI, will always ask for permission from the author).

 

2018

 

2015

 

2014

 

2013

 

2012

 

2011

 

Gonçalo Sena: The Pavilion and the Column

Two models of architectural and sculptural production


Mentor: Doreen Mende
Independent reviewer: Rodney LaTourelle

Arnhem, June 2011

 

Lauren Alexander: An Elephant in the Room

 

Advisor / tutor: Doreen Mende

Independent reviewer: Damir Arsenijevic

Arnhem, June 2011

 

2010

 

Taf Hassam: The Invention Factory

 

Mentor: Alena Alexandrova

Independent reviewer: Dick Hebdige

Enschede, 2010

 

Sevgi Ortaç: The Monument Upside Down: The Habitable Labyrinth of the Land Walls of Istanbul

 

Mentor: Alena Alexandrova

Independent reviewer: Vladimir Stissi

Enschede, 2010

tag: Istanbul
 

Lado Darakhvelidze: MUSEUM TV STATION

 

Mentor: Alena Alexandrova

Independent reviewer: Boris Buden

Enschede, 2010

 

Izabela Ołdak: Where do We Come From? What are We? Where are We Going?

Considerations about cultural identity in the era of globalisation

 

Mentor: Alena Alexandrova

Independent reviewer: Erin La Cour

Enschede, 2010

 

Eva Schippers: Pain and the Document

 

Mentor: Alena Alexandrova

Independent reviewer: Martine van Kampen

Enschede, June 2010 

 

Viki Semou: Understanding Home in an Era of Movement

Place, Mobility and Identity

 

Mentor: Alena Alexandrova

Independent reviewer: Erin La Cour 

Enschede, 2010

 

James Skunca: On Spirit and Gesture in Architecture

 

Mentor: John Heymans

Independent reviewer: Vladimir Stissi

Enschede, 2010

 

Jimini Hignett: How to go on making art when everything is all fucked up

 

Mentor: Alena Alexandrova

Independent reviewer: Boris Buden

Enschede, 2010

 

2009

 

Yota Ioannidou: Public Spheres

Artistic strategies and practices discerning a ‘public sphere’

 

Mentor: John Heymans

External reviewer: Eva Fotiadi

Enschede, 2009

 

Suzanne van Rest: An Approach to Light

Why artists keep being intrigued by light

 

Mentor: John Heymans

External reviewer: Tanja Elgeest

Enschede, 2009

 

Marina Tomić: Repairing Social Wounds

On Performance, Shamanism, and Healing

 

Independent reviewer: Erin La Cour

Enschede, 2009

 

Sasha Miljevic: The Truth of Juxtaposed Realities

 

Mentor : John Heymans 

External reviewer: Eva Fotiadi

Enschede, 2009

 

Buba Čvorić: Representing Narcissus:

On the Image of the Double and the artwork of L.A. Raeven

 

Mentor: John Heymans

External reviewer: Avigail Moss

Enschede, 2009

 

Barbara Philipp: Gender On The Table

A research on the relationship between women and food and its manifestation in art and society 

 

Mentor: John Heymans

External reviewer: Fatos Ustek

Enschede, 2009

 

Hidenori Mitsue: The Eternal Ambiguity of Japan

Mentor: John Heymans

External reviewer: Avigail Moss

Enschede, 2009

 

Rana Hamadeh: A Note In Several Tenses

On the Temporality of Subjectivity and Otherness

 

Independent reviewer: Doreen Mende

Enschede, 2009

 

Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio: OF

 

Mentor: John Heymans

Independent reviewer: Doreen Mende

Enschede, June 2009

 

2008

 

Julien Grossmann: MATTER > MEDIUM < SOUND

From Music to Sound-Art

 

Mentor: John Heymans

independent reviewer: Jorinde Seijdel

Enschede, 2008

 

Anna Korteweg: Memory and the Urban Environment

Mentor: John Heymans

External reviewer: Jorinde Seijdel

Enschede, 2008

 

Chris Meighan: With The Head Or With The Hands

An investigation into the dilemma of concept versus action in artistic practice

Mentor: John Heymans

Independent reviewer: Jorinde Seijdel

Enschede, 2008 

 

Tatia Skhirtladze: On Cinematic Experience

Mentor: John Heymans

Independent reviewer: Jorinde Seijdel

Enschede, 2008

 

Nikos Doulos: Ephemeral: The Transitory of Art

Transformation and wearing down of form as a liberal process towards artistic evolution.

Mentor: John Heymans

Independent reviewer: Jorinde Seijdel

Enschede, 2008

 

2007

 

Pavlina Verouki: The Space Of Morality and A Clockwork Orange

Mentor: John Heymans

External reviewer: Karim Benammar

Enschede, 2007

 

Machteld Aardse: Still Picture Shadow Animation

 

Mentor: John Heymans

External reviewer: Karim Benammar

Enschede, 2007

 

Kristiina Koskentola: Art, Culture, Dirt and Magic

 

Mentor: John Heymans

External reviewer: Karim Benammar

Enschede, 2007

 

Dagmar Kriegesmann: Between Perception And Imagination

Sound, Light, Space and Movement as the material of Sound Art

Mentor: John Heymans

External reviewer: Karim Benammar

Enschede, 2007