Unintended Artistic Research on Memory, Masculinity, and African Beauty: The Case of Serurubele

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dc.contributor.author Shoro, Katleho Kano
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-08T10:50:48Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-08T10:50:48Z
dc.date.issued 2020-07
dc.identifier.citation 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 explored the value that critically engaging with people’s relationships with butterflies, butterfly-games, songs, and memories holds in the context of decolonial, African-centred scholarship. Could interrogating the idea of butterflies, as well as the tenderness that comes with black African men’s memories of butterflies, offer a more nuanced perspective of black masculinity and gender identity? en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/29219
dc.description 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 explored the value that critically engaging with people’s relationships with butterflies, butterfly-games, songs, and memories holds in the context of decolonial, African-centred scholarship. Could interrogating the idea of butterflies, as well as the tenderness that comes with black African men’s memories of butterflies, offer a more nuanced perspective of black masculinity and gender identity? en_ZA
dc.description.abstract 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 explored the value that critically engaging with people’s relationships with butterflies, butterfly-games, songs, and memories holds in the context of decolonial, African-centred scholarship. Could interrogating the idea of butterflies, as well as the tenderness that comes with black African men’s memories of butterflies, offer a more nuanced perspective of black masculinity and gender identity? en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand en_ZA
dc.rights Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. Copyright of texts: the authors, performers, and panellists Copyright of images: the authors, artists, performers, and panellists en_ZA
dc.subject artistic research, arts research, decolonisation, arts pedagogy, en_ZA
dc.title Unintended Artistic Research on Memory, Masculinity, and African Beauty: The Case of Serurubele en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.description.librarian Christo Doherty 2020 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/TS85Y en_ZA
dc.funder The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation en_ZA
dc.book.title Proceedings of the Arts Research Africa Conference 2020 en_ZA
dc.faculty Humanities en_ZA
dc.school The Wits School of Arts en_ZA


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