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Day 1: Online (Wednesday, 14 September)
Time Name Title Link
Official ARA2022 Conference opening - 08:20 - 08:30
08:30 - 10:00 Kamogelo Molobye (Wits University), Nomcebisi Moyikwa (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Pumelela Nqelenga (University of Cape Town), Nondumiso Msimanga (Wits University), Billy Langa (Independent Artist) "Home is where the heart is": locating and centering home as a space and site for pedagogic and creative knowledge production Click here
08:30 - 10:00 Brett Pyper (Wits University), Munyaradzi Chatikobo (Wits University), Kgomotso Moshugi (Wits University), Lakin Morgan Baatjies (University of Pretoria), Oladele Ayorinde (Wits University) From Cosmopolitanism to Cosmology and Back Again: The Emergence of a Practice-Centred South African Jazz Collective, 2020-2022 Click here
10:00 - 11:30 Sumangala Damodaran (Ambedkar University Delhi), Ari Sitas (University of Cape Town), Dilip Menon (Wits University), Bronwyn Clacherty (University of Cape Town), Janie Cole (University of Cape Town), Cara Stacey (North-West University), Sazi Dlamini (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Mark Aranha (Wits University), Brett Pyper (Wits University) Performing as Knowing : Reflecting on the Recentring AfroAsia project’s musical modes of enquiry Click here
10:00 - 11:30 Nontobeko Ntombela (Wits University), Clarissa Diniz (UFRJ - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Sinethemba Twalo (Wits University), Greer Valley (Wits University), Boitumelo Tlhoaele (Wits University) The Curatorial as Pedagogy, On Methodologies and Processes Click here
10:00 - 11:30 Jonathan Noble (University of the Free State), Anita Szentesi (Wits University), Sandra Felix (Wits University), Stefan Winter (Film University Babelsberg) Practice-based research in Architecture Click here
Tea break: 11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 13:15 Kathryn Smith (SU Visual Arts), Fritha Langerman (UCT Michaelis), Mehita Iqani (SU CREST), George Mahashe (UCT Michaelis), Christo Doherty (Wits University), Diaa Ahmed Mohamed Ahmedien (Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt) Art-Science: Traversing knowledge paradigms towards research innovation? Click here
11:45 - 13:15 Renan Ribeiro Moutinho (Colégio Pedro II, Brasil), Brett Pyper (Wits University), Pedro Mendonç (Colégio Pedro II, Brasil), Caroline Lima Souza de Lucen (PROPED-UERJ), Juliana Freire (Quilombist School Dandara de Palmares), Lucas Assis da Costa (Quilombist School Dandara de Palmares), Felipe de Sousa Carneiro (aka Nyl MC), Andre dos Santos Junior (aka Pirigo DJ), Mark Aranha (Wits University) Sound praxis music exchange project (South Africa – Brazil), April 2022 Click here
Lunch 13: -15 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30 Moses Nii-Dortey (University of Ghana, Legon), N. Laryea Akwetteh (University of Toronto, Canada), Adwoa Arhine (University of Ghana, Legon), Ọbádélé Kambon (University of Ghana) Research through material cultures and indigenous performance Click here
14:00 - 15:30 Atul Bhalla (Shiv Nadar University, New Delhi), Premjish Achari (Shiv Nadar University), Anchia Anzi (Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities), David Andrew (Wits University) Qualities of artistic research in the Global South: Confrontations and Proximities Click here
15:30 - 17:00 Vivien Marcow-Speiser (Lesley University & Wits University), Manola-Gayatri Kumarswamy (Wits University), Celeste Snowber (Simon Fraser University, Canada), Refiloe Lepere (Tshwane University of Technology), Giselle Ruzany (Independent Artist), Malika Ndlovu (Independent Artist) Bodies of Work, Bodies at Work Click here
15:30 - 17:00 Alex Arteaga (University of the Arts Helsinki), Mika Elo (University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland), Dieter Mersch (Zurich University of the Arts), Nkiru Nzegwu (Binghamton University, New York) Decolonizing thinking: artistic research as epistemic critique Click here
15:30 - 17:00 Samuel Ravengai (Wits University), Aja Marneweck (University of the Western Cape), Alexander Damianisch (Vienna University of Applied Arts), Hans.L.Ramduth (Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius), Leena Ramduth (Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius) Reports on Postgraduate programmes in Artistic Research Click here
Day 2: Online (Thursday, 15 September)
Papers, performance demonstrations, exhibitions & film screenings
Time Name Title Format Link
08:30 - 09:00 NĂ©ka Da Costa (Wits University) Surveying the Self: mobilising embodied artistic research to reclaim and reframe disability narratives in a Theatre and Performance department in Johannesburg Paper Click here
08:30 - 09:00 Bhekani Eugene Buthelezi (University of Zululand) Indigenization of the music curriculum: Maskandi Musicians as a possible answer to the shortage of resources at tertiary level Paper Click here
09:00 - 09:30 Slindile Mthembu (Wits University) Intersections: Theorising black/African feminist theatre aesthetic (through) in the writing and theatre-making process of IGAMA? Paper/Performance Click here
09:00 - 09:30 Hedwig Barry (Wits University), David Andrew (Wits University) A return to Practices and Pedagogies – artistic research as untethering and foraging Paper Click here
09:30 - 10:00 Rangoato Hlasane (Wits University) Sesasedi sa Tsodio Paper/Screening Click here
Short break: 10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 10:45 Smangaliso Ngwenya (Wits University) Fragmented Scribbles – Moving towards movement, dance and choreography grounded in the embodied Ecosomatic Paradigm Paper/ Performance Click here
10:15 - 10:45 Angela M. Mosley (The Institute of Doctoral Studies of Visual Arts (Portland, Maine - USA), Valentina Migliarini (University of Birmingham, England) All But the Burden: Writing A Globalized Art Performative Using a DisCrit Perspective Paper Click here
10:15 - 10:45 Leora Farber (University of Johannesburg)  The scientific lab as studio/the studio as scientific lab: exploring practice-led artscience collaborations in a decolonial context Paper Click here
10:45 - 11:15 Manoko Francisca Tlhako (AFDA Cape Town) A stamp of existence! Performance Demonstration Click here
10:45 - 11:15 Gwenneth Miller (University of South Africa) Under the surface Paper/Exhibition Click here
11:15 - 11:45 Giulia Casalini (Roehampton University), Niya B, Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi (Independent Artists) I Am Here Paper/Exhibition Click here
11:15 - 11:45 Dominique Lämmli (Zurich University of the Arts) Art in Action Research (AiAR): The integration of tacit knowledge in research Paper Click here
11:15 - 11:45 Kim Gurney (University of Cape Town & University of the Western Cape) Epistemic disobedience: Institution-building as artistic practice Paper Click here
11:45 - 12:15 Myer Taub (Wits University) Bad writing the failed state & Three Jerusalems: Provocation in narratives of research making & walking Paper Click here
11:45 - 12:15 Mandla Mlangeni /Afrikan Freedom Principle (Wits University) Elusive dreams in Egoli: Pathways To Light Paper/Film Screening Click here
11:45 - 12:15 Kristina Johnstone (University of Pretoria) Articulating a movement pedagogy in retrograde: mapping an embodied research process Paper Click here
12:15 - 12:45 Evans Netshivhambe (Wits University) Composing from an embodiment perspective Paper/ Performance demonstration Click here
12:15 - 12:45 Tanja Sakota (Wits University) Finding my voice in practice-based Research - Looking at Shattered Reflection: a story in three parts Paper/Film Screening Click here
12:15 - 12:45 Mwenya Kabwe (University of Cape Town & Wits University) Priority Mail: Virtual Residency, Analogue Exchange and Diasporic Creative Practices of Care Paper Click here
Lunch break 12:45 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:00 Kgomotso Moshugi (Wits University) Baptising a Western hymn into an African setting through arranging as creative practice Paper Click here
13:30 - 14:00 Joe Turpin (Pratt Institute, New York) Artwork Production in Response to Specific Historical Research in West Africa Paper/Exhibition Click here
14:00 - 14:30 Brigitta Stone-Johnson (Wits University) The body is absent: A filmic and performative presentation Paper/ Performance Click here
14:00 - 14:30 Mocke J van Veuren (Wits University), Prince Massingham, Neo Monyamane & The Beehive Participants (Independent Artists) Lekker Geswitch: Waking up The Beehive, a collective film project in Kliptown Screening & Dialogue Click here
14:30 - 15:00 Tracey Rose (Wits University) “Rock Starra” - Tracey Rose Studio in KAB20, The Kampala Biennale 2020 “Get Up Stand Up” curated by Simon Njami Paper Click here
14:30 - 15:00 Zen Marie (Wits University) Paradise Fallen Blaxis: Film screening Screening & Dialogue Click here
15:00 - 15:30 Alexander Damianisch (Vienna University of Applied Arts) Understanding Artistic Research Together: About an exhibition on artistic research of getting together, on transforming understanding and understanding transformation to make a difference Paper Click here
15:00 - 15:30 Jayne Batzofin (University of Cape Town) Archiving as Artistic Practice Paper Click here
Short break 15:30 -15:45
15:45: - 16:15 Hamish Mabala Neill (Wits University) From ABC to SRHR and selfies: a way to teach SRHR to Gen Zs in South Africa Paper Click here
15:45 - 16:15 Yasmine Sami Hassan El-Filally (Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt) Using Biophelic Designs in Therapeutic Process Paper Click here
16:15 - 16:45 Same Mdluli (Wits University) South African corporate and private art collections as interlocutors of shared knowledge, accessibility and inclusive narratives Paper Click here
16:15 - 16:45 Warren Nebe (Wits University), Bongile Lecoge-Zulu (Wits University), Moeketsi Kgotle (Wits University), Jermaine Johnson (Wits University), Tlotlego Gaogakwe (Maru-a-Pula, Botswana) When Things Fall Together: A Performance as Research Project in a time of Catastrophic Pandemic Performance Demonstration Click here
16:45 - 17:15 ‘Tosin Kooshima Tume (Rhodes University) Cultural Integration for State Identity in Nasarawa State’s Choreographic Approach to NAFEST Danceturgy Paper Click here
16:45 - 17:15 Sarah Samir Ali Nassar (Egypt) The Combination of the Artistic Elements in Creative Design to Enhance the Neuroplasticity Paper Click here
17:15 - 17:45 Lindelwa Pepu (University of Zululand) Re-imagining the role of female players in the making, restoring and preservation of the uhadi Paper Click here
Short break 17:15 - 17:30
17:30 - 18:30 Ben Spatz (University of Huddersfield, UK), Tegan Bristow (Wits University), Christo Doherty (Wits University), Huda Tayob (University of Manchester), Catalina Mejia Moreno (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London) Peer review and assessment of Artistic Research Panel Click here
Day 3, onsite - Friday, 16 September - Wits Sports Centre
Time Name Format Title Link
09:00 - 09:30 Lucy Draper-Clarke (Wits University), Welma De Beer (Wits University) Paper Mas’phefumle: Breathing together through Trauma using Healing Arts Practices and Pedagogy Click here
09:30 - 10:00 Jonathan Kaseke (Independent Artist) Paper The Dissemination & Archiving Of Artistic Research Click here
10:00 - 10:30 Michelle Stewart (University of KwaZulu-Natal) Paper "Ghostly Imprints": Revisiting the death mask in digital clay Click here
10:30 - 11:00 Mocke J van Veuren (Wits University), Nelisiwe Xaba (Independent Artist) Performance Demonstration Fake N.E.W.S – Faking it and making it in the Digital Upside-Down Click here
Short break: 10:30 - 10:45
11:15 - 11:45 Matsimela Mogashane (Tshwane University of Technology) Paper  The centrality of costume as performative commentary: A case study of Mary Sibande’s Sophie Click here
11:45 - 12:15 Bailey Snyman (Wits University) Paper Articulating Embedded Choreographies: Implicit knowledge as/and choreographic strategies Click here
12:15 - 12:45 Dirk Bahmann (Wits University) Paper/exhibition Making atmospheres: Tacit knowledge and artistic research in architecture Click here
12:45 - 13:15 Drama for Life Theatre Company (Wits University) Performance demonstration Let’s Play Covid Covid Click here
Lunch break
14:00 - 14:30 Lawrence Agbetsise (Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland) Paper Informality paradigms in artistic research in Africa: philosophy, progression and prospects for integration Click here
14:30 - 15:00 Tshego Khutsoane (Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative - FATC), Petro Janse van Vuuren (Wits University), Les Nkosi (Community Capacity Enhancement - CCE) Paper & Performance demonstration The Redemptive Theatre Experiment: When the Performance Is in the Silence Click here
15:00 - 15:30 Raezeen Wentworth (University of Cape Town/ AFDA Cape Town) Paper To Live Coloured: An Autoethnographic [En]counter with Futurity Click here
15:30 - 16:00 David Andrew (Wits University) Paper The Another Roadmap Africa Cluster (ARAC) Un/chrono/logical Timeline of His/tories of Arts Education: from the Wits School of Education to Documenta 15, Kassel, Germany Click here
Short break: 15:30 - 15:45
16:15 - 16:45 Fiona Ramsay (Wits University) Performance/Paper The relevance of portraying Tennessee William's women in South Africa Click here
16:45 - 17:15 The Drama for Life Theatre Company (Wits University) Performance demonstration Izwi Click here
17:15 - 17:45 Jessica Oliphant (Independent Artist) Performance demonstration Shoelaces Unravelling Click here
Cosmology social event: 18:00 - 19:30