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  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dash, Kathyayini (Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 2020-07)
    This paper argues that the meeting of practice and academic scholarship constructs the figure of the artist-fieldworker in critical ways, while also giving rise to particular kinds of ethical, formal, and procedural questions ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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