Faculty of Humanities

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  • Doherty, Christo (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    The full proceedings of the Arts Research Africa Conference 2020, held at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, from 22 - 24 January 2020. Description: An international conference organised by the Arts Research ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Hall, Louise (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    Drawing from Hall’s own experience with the first Practice-led Research (PLR) PhD in Visual Art at UKZN, this paper argues for the potential of PLR to generate a very particular kind of knowledge based on the dyadic ...
  • Pyper, Brett (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    Are certain forms of African music-making inherently advantaged or disadvantaged through engagement with artistic research? How does the quest to advance decoloniality factor into such efforts? What does such belated ...
  • Nii-Dortey, Moses (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    This paper engages what strategic/ethical research options can be deployed for preserving, performing and documenting artworks such as The Lost Fishermen, a dying folk opera, which is arguably one of Ghana’s most successful ...
  • Felix, Sandra (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    How does the new PhD in practice-based design research in the School of Architecture at Wits position itself? This paper is an account of the author-practitioner’s exposure to the long history of engagement with design ...
  • Doherty, Christo (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    Editor’s overview of the ARA2020 Conference. Explanation for the strategic emphasis on pan-African outreach, and the conference theme of “How does artistic research decolonise knowledge and practice in Africa?” Justification ...
  • Mnana, Yonela (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    How did Todd Matshikiza, the famed Drum magazine reporter, pianist, and composer of King Kong, the South African hit musical of the 1950s, straddle these multiple worlds in his music? Drawing on my own experience as a jazz ...
  • Groenewald, Joani; van der Wal, Ernst (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    Can a landscape function as a visual text that could, in turn, be translated through various multimodal practices? Through an account of Groenewald’s own creative practice, which translates landscape images into ...
  • Ramduth, Hans (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    Can small island contexts, through the extreme simplification of more complex processes that occur on the continents (e.g., ecocide), provide unique insights into binaries such as artist versus researcher, fiction versus ...
  • Sandmeier, Rebekka (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    What are the opportunities and challenges of doctoral studies in South Africa, in music, through artistic research? What are the definitions of research— specifically artistic research—in the existing educational policies, ...
  • Strøm, Geir (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    How has the structure and content of the new Norwegian Artistic Research School built on the two-decades-long experience of artistic research in Norwegian universities and university colleges?
  • Adjei, Sela Kodjo (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    How have miseducation and Eurocentric anthropological scholarship actively deluded Africans into perceiving their religion and arts as “inferior” and “barbarous”? Drawing from years of practice-based investigation into the ...
  • Deribew, Berhanu Ashagrie (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    In order to implement artistic research in Africa need to recognize the different contexts - cultural, political and institutional – on our continent; and that artistic research is a subject not yet full clear in its ...
  • Endsley, Crystal; Keith, Antony (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    This new form of scholarship explores the theoretical, conceptual, and methodological possibilities for spoken word poetry to function as a social justice pedagogy and leadership praxis. Collectively, this research situates ...
  • Lecogo-Zulu, Bongile; Ratladi, Calvin (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    To what extent can devised collaborative performance practice be considered research? How does an artist whose practice is housed in interdisciplinary collaboration be recognised as a researcher? A performance demonstration ...
  • Mntambo, Nduka (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    The performance lecture served as an exegesis for the installation project on the city titled Asymmetries (2018/19/20). The installation and its various iterations were conceived as a making-thinking-spectatorial research ...
  • Olivier, Gerrit (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    Are the binary oppositions postulated between theoretical and practical knowledge, and between western and African philosophy—as in the call for this conference—valid or useful for artistic research? This paper asks where ...

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