Browsing Arts Research Africa Conference 2020 Proceedings by Issue Date

Browsing Arts Research Africa Conference 2020 Proceedings by Issue Date

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  • Ravengai, Samuel (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    How can artistic research offer the opportunity to create knowledge based on African practice and produced from the African context? This presentation will delineate seven approaches to artistic research and argue for ...
  • Stewart, Michelle (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    How do measurable methods of research move between theoretical critique, technical reporting and creative practice? This question is explored with reference to her own practice-based PhD, the experimental animation, Big Man.
  • Schwab, Michael (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    Emphasises the changing fabric of knowledge and that artistic research has already had an effect on this fabric. Argues for a historical epistemology, and for unsecured forms of knowledge. Uses the experience of editing ...
  • Genovese, Nicola (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    The main goal of this research is to develop a visual, performative language through sculpture and performance that might advance critical perspectives on issues linked to non-hegemonic forms of masculinities. This means ...
  • Doherty, Christo (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    An international conference organised by the Arts Research Africa project in the Wits School of Arts. Held at the University of the Witswatersand, the Conference from 22-24 January 2020, the conference featured a wide ...
  • Siko, Zanele (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    Can African spirituality in African dance be used as a means of facilitating the healing of women’s trauma? This performance explores the possibilities of fusing Credo Mtwa’s notion of African spirituality with the ritualistic ...
  • Sickinger, Edda (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    The lecture-demonstration URBAN TOUCH understands the prolific practices of screening dance as a way of touching. “Touching” holds a double character as (1) getting into contact and (2) affecting or being affected. To ...
  • Johnstone, Kristina (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    The purpose of this workshop is to offer a view on how the body and movement function as places of inquiry. We explore the question of “what is ethical?”, and by extension, can an “ethical research method” can be discovered ...
  • Winter, Stefan (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    What are the core competencies that be unfolded by artistic research? What are its interfaces with science and technological development? What can artistic research contribute to the transformation of societies? This paper ...
  • Moshugi, Kgomotso (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    How can new knowledge be produced through processes of musical arrangement that have not traditionally been canonised? Through analysis of the versions of the hymn Joy By and By, which local arrangers have created since ...
  • Jacobs, Jason (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    Can dreams provide new ways of representing the postcolonial brown male body in contemporary theatre? When devising the performance, Ek was in die skemer, my body (and the memories contained within the body) became the ...
  • Khan, Sharlene; Asfour, Fouad (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    The Decolonial AestheSis Parcours is made up of exercises informed not only by recent theories around decolonial aestheSis, but by Black and African Feminist creativities, Critical Race Theories, postcolonial histories, ...
  • Duby, Marc; Cooper, Paul (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    This improvised performance drew from a shared body of knowledge in which the aesthetic outcome (as “product”) is considered as of lesser significance than the underlying artistic and creative processes (the real-time ...
  • Apotieri-Abdulai, Oluwadamilola; Janse Van Vuuren, Petro (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    An important aspect of Applied Improvisation is using and perceiving the body and those of others in the room. Can adaptations be made to enable embodied work online without jeopardising impact? In this workshop, we present ...
  • Senong, Kolodi (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    Can the politics, art, and ideas of a complex figure such as the thinker, poet, and painter, Lefifi Tladi, be explored through a series of portrait studies? Through a series of mixed media and graphic portraits, I seek to ...
  • Motholo, Dimakatso (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    How are a new generation of South African cultural entrepreneurs decolonising the perception of what education/knowledge means as they produce other forms of learning, success and survival in the township? This hybrid ...
  • Foli, Jessica (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    What happens when the source of knowledge is part of a unique oral history passed down from generation to generation? How do we frame such knowledge? How do we nurture the development of knowledge based on African folktale, ...
  • ka Ngcobo, Balindile (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    Can code-switching destabilize the racist and sexist hegemonies that perpetuate themselves within the English language as it (con)figures the Black Womxn in society, and consequently, on stage?
  • Fleishman, Mark (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    What impact do the specific institutional contexts in which we produce research have on the artwork? What would an ethical approach to the work of art-making entail with reference to these institutional pressures/distortions?
  • Mzimela, Phumelele (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    How does a classic song like Nontsokolo, discussed and newly imagined, tell us a larger musical story that South African jazz history has forgotten? This paper revisits the “classic” vocal jazz piece Hamba Nontsokolo, which ...

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