Browsing Arts Research Africa Conference 2020 Proceedings by Issue Date

Browsing Arts Research Africa Conference 2020 Proceedings by Issue Date

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  • Shoro, Katleho Kano (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    What does it mean to re-evaluate ideas of beauty in Africa? Using performance as a research methodology and the idea of serurubele (“butterfly” in Sesotho and Setswana) as a heuristic device, this performance-lecture ...
  • Mahlangu, Nhlanhla; Taylor, Jane (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    Chant is an astonishing piece, combining a potent engagement with Ritual as Theatre/Theatre as Ritual, and is a work through which Mahlangu explores his multi-dimensional and cross-generational relations as a source of ...
  • Toltz, Joseph (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    How has the issue of value been used to question peer review as a process for recognising quality and excellence in humanities and creative arts research? This paper will address issues of value in data collection, ...
  • Hoosen, Leyya (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    What are different ways of doing knowledge production and practice? This paper presents an approach to research that combines ethnographic analysis and poetic analysis. By using the structure as well as the content of the ...
  • Andrew, David; Barry, Hedwig (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    What does it mean to engage in artistic research over a period of a one-year Master of Arts in Fine Arts (MAFA) project? In this discussion, a student (Barry) and supervisor (Andrew) reflected on this digressionary trajectory ...
  • Liebenberg, Visser (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    How can forms of sound writing be used for a project in artistic research? Based on the author’s own experimentation with sound writing for the clarinet, this paper argues that sound writing is a manner of engaging with ...
  • Athene, Nico (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    This performance-lecture explored embodied, relational practice as an experiential site of queer, non-exploitative modalities.
  • Stolp, Mareli (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    Can artistic research be understood as an African epistemology? Through a mapping of the field of African epistemology together with the key notions of artistic research, this paper argues for the decolonising potential ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Khutsoane, Tshego; Nkosi, Les; Janse Van Vuuren, Petro (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    Can an arts-based research enquiry reach into the silences between us as South Africans? This workshop on “Redemptive Theatre” showed how playing with dominant, habitual, and unpopular narratives can disrupt boundaries, ...
  • Moila, Molemo; Mokgotho, Nare; Gamedze, Thulile (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    This roundtable discussion served as an open sharing session where a selection of young practitioners could reflect on themes such as claiming knowledge in unknowable spaces, claiming knowledge outside the epistemic bounds ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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?
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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