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Medical Humanities lecture: Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:15

As part of the 2017 Medical Humanities lecture series, the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly present psychiatrist Sean Baumann as he presents a film screening (75 min) of the live production of his cantata, Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair, which explores mental illness and psychotic experiences. Madness showed at the Baxter Theatre in 2016 to critical acclaim.

Medical Humanities lecture: Made in India
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 17:30

As part of the 2017 Medical Humanities lecture series, the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly present sociologist and educator-performer Amrita Pande as she presents Made in India – a performance lecture exploring the issue of commercial surrogacy and egg donation in India, which is an aesthetic interpretation based on her many years of research in the field. Made In India invites audiences on a journey to Dr Patel’s baby farm in the town of Anand, and follows two surrogate mothers, one client and the owner of the clinic from the ‘ordering‘ of a child to fertilisation, pregnancy and birth.

Medical Humanities lecture: Theatre, Memory and the Post-trauma City
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 14:45

As part of the 2017 Medical Humanities lecture series, the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly present Director of the ICA, Jay Pather, and playwright Nadia Davids as they present Theatre, Memory and the Post-trauma City in which they discuss their respective critically-acclaimed works Body of Evidence and What Remains, exploring the interwoven themes of history and memorialisation, forms of violence seen and unseen, and the ways in which the body holds and expresses memory.

Medical Humanities lecture: ‘Upright Citizen’ and other stories…
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 14:30

As part of the 2017 Medical Humanities lecture series, the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly present oncologist and musician Marc Hendricks as he presents a musical performance titled ‘Upright Citizen’ and other stories… in which he performs songs from his recently-released solo album, Upright Citizen, and shares some of the stories from his life, family and work that have inspired his musical journey.

Programme announced for 3rd Space Symposium: Decolonising Art Institutions
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 13:15

The programme is now available. The two-and-a-half-day event will include keynote speakers Hlonipha Mokoena and Desiree Lewis, respondents Zimitri Erasmus and Lwazi Lushaba, speakers Jyoti Mistry, Zen Mari and David Andrew from Johannesburg and Adam Haupt, Khwezi Mkhize and Mandla Mbothwe (Cape Town). The programme also includes performances by artists Nomcebisi Moyikwa, Rehane Abrahams, Memory Biwa (Namibia) and Robert Machiri (Zimbabwe).

Medical Humanities lecture: Theatre, Photography, Empathy & Healing
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 12:30

As part of the 2017 Medical Humanities lecture series, the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly present photographer Tracey Derrick and mediator and academic Ruth Levin-Vorster as they present: Theatre, Photography, Empathy & Healing – an exploration of narratives of healing and interdisciplinary approaches to wellbeing.

Homophobia, Queerness and Partriarchy in the township
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 16:15

Space, context and subject connect in the second in a series of conversations designed as public events to explore the importance of Black art, Black artists and Black communities in a democratic South Africa. For the conversation on 19 August the participants are community organiser and social justice activist, Chumani Maxwele, and sociologist, blogger and advocate for queer consciousness, Lwando Scott.

3rd Space Symposium: Decolonising Art Institutions
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 17:30

Over a period of two days, academics, performers, curators, musicians, choreographers and playwrights – including key role players such as Hlonipha Mokoena, Elelwani Ramugondo, Jyoti Mistry and David Andrew, and artists such as Nomcebisi Moyikwa and Rehane Abrahams – will explore themes concerning the representation of artistic and creative research in museums, art schools and art institutions. Ideas pertaining to history and heritage, language, hybridity, creative economies and curricula will be explored through presentation, discussion and performance.

3rd Medical Humanities lecture series launches in August
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:15

The School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), present a vibrant and diverse range of speakers as part of the third annual Medical Humanities lecture series, which runs from 23 August – 20 September 2017.

This free public lecture series comprises medical practitioners, theatre-makers, photographers and academics whose presentations engage with the growing interdisciplinary field of medical humanities, in pursuit of intellectual synergies and their application to medical pedagogy and practice, as well as the politics of the body and embodied life.

Compagnie Philippe Saire
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:15

An insatiable taste for experiment led world-renowned Swiss choreographer Philippe Saire to create an ongoing series of choreographies on the verge of visual arts. In Dispositifs “Saire mates choreography and visual art in ways to disturb us”, wrote American dance critic, Deborah Jowitt, in 2014 of Black Out, the first work in the series. The second and third works in this series, NEONS (2014) and Vacuum (2015) will be performed as a double bill at UCT Hiddingh Campus in Cape Town on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 July at 7.30pm. The works are based on spatial and luminous devices and focus on the visual as well as on ruptured narrative and movement, combining the visual arts and dance.

Position available at ICA - Project Coordinator
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 15:30

The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) at the University of Cape Town is pleased to invite applications for a full-time position at Project Coordinator level. The position will be vacant from 1 September 2017 and the institute would like to make an appointment as soon as possible to provide sufficient time for training. This is a contract position from 01 September 2017 to 31 December 2018.

Black Art & Communities At Heart (BACAH)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 16:30

Space, context and subject connect in this series of decolonial conversations titled “State of the Townships”, the first of  which takes place at the Makukhanye Art Room in Khayelitsha on 16 June 2017 from 3pm to 6pm. The series of events, designed as public conversations to explore the importance of Black art, Black artists and Black communities in a democratic South Africa is conceptualized and hosted by Mandisi Sindo, a recipient of a National Fellowship from the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA).

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