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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Widely assailed as a giant of South African theatre, Gibson Kente’s legacy is appropriately explored during this Africa month, so called to bring our attention to the vast and neglected legacies of our continent. Titled Text, texture and theatre: getting Gibson Kente right, author, arts educator and arts practitioner Dr Kavanagh explores the monumental work of this ‘father of theatre’ in a Great Texts Big Questions lecture on Wednesday 24 May at UCT’s at UCT Hiddingh Campus on Orange Street. This free lecture will begin at 6pm, with refreshments from 5.30pm and is presented by The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) and UCT’s Drama Department.
As part of Africa Month, Africa Arts and ICA present a free performance and discussion with composers Tunde Jegede (Nigeria) and Bongani Ndodana-Breen (South Africa). Both Jegede and Ndodana-Breen have received international acclaim for works ranging from opera, chamber and symphonic music that are influenced by classical African cultures.
The final presentation in the first 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series takes place on April 25th with renowned psychologist and conflict mediator Nomfundo Walaza. Walaza’s lecture will look at the psychological impact of the TRC, as well as the psychological implications of the Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall Movements. In addition, Walaza probes what lessons are to be learnt from the TRC and, how these can influence university/national strategies so that discussions around reconciliation are cognisant of the fact that without redress, reconciliation is impossible. As UCT's IRTC unfolds, how do we deal with the material realities of tuition fees, economic inequalities etc?
As part of its 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, and its current focus on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the ICA proudly presents renowned journalist Pippa Green on April 19.
Green will present History for the Future: The Resonance of the TRC Today.
Multiple award winning director and playwright Monageng Motshabi presents a lecture titled When Victim Plays Victim and the Perpetrator Goes for the Kill. The lecture will draw on Motshabi’s emotive staging of The Story I Am About to Tell the iconic play about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In it he will explore how perpetrators and victims understand their roles in matters of reconciliation, and what forms their post-colonial identities take. He asks: what happens when actors still see themselves as victims are tasked with playing real-life victims of apartheid’s atrocities?