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  • Taub, Myer, Gayatri, Manola (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    The unorthodox relational form of this performed conversation will enable a consideration of Practice as Research (PaR) via a critical reflection on contemporary South Asian and South African performance through encounter.
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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?
  • 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 ...
  • Arlander, Annette (Arts Research Africa, 2020)
  • 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 ...
  • 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?
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...

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