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Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.124, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.133, CiteScore: 0)
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Acta Juridica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Acta Patristica et Byzantina     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
AFFRIKA J. of Politics, Economics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Africa Conflict Monitor     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Africa Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Africa Institute Occasional Paper     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
AfricaGrowth Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.374, CiteScore: 1)
African Finance J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.184, CiteScore: 0)
African J. for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
African J. of Business and Economic Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African J. of Democracy and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African J. of Herpetology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.468, CiteScore: 1)
African J. of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.178, CiteScore: 0)
African J. of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African J. of Wildlife Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.411, CiteScore: 1)
African Plant Protection     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Safety Promotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
African Yearbook of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Africanus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Article 40     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Building Women     Full-text available via subscription  
Bulletin of Statistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Business Tax and Company Law Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cabo     Full-text available via subscription  
Cardiovascular J. of Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.494, CiteScore: 1)
Cardiovascular J. of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Child Abuse Research in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Clean Air J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Clean Air J. = Tydskrif vir Skoon Lug     Full-text available via subscription  
Climate Summary of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Commonwealth Youth and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Communicare : J. for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Comparative and Intl. Law J. of Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Conspectus : The J. of the South African Theological Seminary     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
De Arte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
De Rebus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Die Kerkblad     Full-text available via subscription  
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Emergency Services SA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Ergonomics SA : J. of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Evidence Based Summaries in Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Farmer’s Weekly     Full-text available via subscription  
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Food Manufacturing Africa     Full-text available via subscription  
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Fundamina : A J. of Legal History     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Gender and Behaviour     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Gender Questions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ghanaian J. of Economics     Full-text available via subscription  
HR Future     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
IFE Psychologia : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Image & Text : a J. for Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
IMFO : Official J. of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
IMIESA     Full-text available via subscription  
Indilinga African J. of Indigenous Knowledge Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Interim : Interdisciplinary J.     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. for Religious Freedom     Full-text available via subscription  
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J. for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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J. of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription  
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J. of Gender, Information and Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription  
J. of Public Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
J. of Somali Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
J. of Strategic Studies : A J. of the Southern Bureau of Strategic Studies Trust     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Kleio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Learning and Teaching Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe     Open Access  
Management Dynamics : J. of the Southern African Institute for Management Scientists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Medical Technology SA     Full-text available via subscription  
Meditari : Research J. of the School of Accounting Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription  
Monographs of the Transvaal Museum     Full-text available via subscription  
Musicus     Full-text available via subscription  
Neotestamentica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.119, CiteScore: 0)
New Coin Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
New Voices in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Obiter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Occupational Health Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Old Testament Essays     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Personal Finance Newsletter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Professional Accountant     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Professional Nursing Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Progressio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Psycho-analytic Psychotherapy in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Quest     Open Access  
ReSource     Full-text available via subscription  
Retail and Marketing Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Rostrum : Newsletter of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Scriptura : Intl. J. of Bible, Religion and Theology in Southern Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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Servamus Community-based Safety and Security Magazine     Full-text available via subscription  
Shakespeare in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
South African Actuarial J.     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Computer J.     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.264, CiteScore: 1)
South African Food Review     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Gastroenterology Review     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.104, CiteScore: 0)
South African Health Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
South African J. for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.164, CiteScore: 0)
South African J. of Art History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
South African J. of Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.216, CiteScore: 1)
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South African J. of Cultural History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
South African J. of Diabetes and Vascular Disease     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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South African J. of Higher Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
South African J. of Labour Relations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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South African J. on Human Rights     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.117, CiteScore: 0)
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De Arte
Number of Followers: 4  
 
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  • Editorial
    • Authors: Bernadette Van Haute
      Abstract: It is a great pleasure to announce that de arte has now joined a portfolio of Unisa Press titles co-published with the Taylor and Francis Africa programme of local networks and global partnerships. The aim is to increase the journal's international contributions and readership, while maintaining its African scholarship focus, and contributor and reader support. The journal will be put on the latest systems in publishing to be able to optimise submission, production and post-production processes. de arte will also have its own webpage (www.tandfonline.com/rdat), which will facilitate us in tracking the location and size of the journal's readership, as well as its impact.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • David Brown (1951-2016) : obituary
    • Authors: Robyn Sassen
      Abstract: Arguably one of South Africa's most important sculptors of his generation, David Brown died suddenly on 18 March in Cape Town. He was 65. His grotesque quasi-military figures, beautifully crafted and armed to the teeth, often with their penises hanging out, teetered between being deeply cynical, darkly hilarious and ciphers of criticism for the powers that be. His work Tightroping rocketed him to fame in 1986, when it was one of the winners of a sculpture competition hosted by the Johannesburg Art Gallery, alongside maquettes by Gavin Younge, Willem Strydom and Bruce Arnott.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Mediated place : the effect of digital functionality in selected
           site-specific artworks : research
    • Authors: Paul Cooper; Andrew Smith
      Abstract: The role of digital media has become increasingly foregrounded as a means to not only produce the work and give it form, but more importantly extend the significance of the work as a powerful indicator or marker of place, self and community. This article considers the function and purpose of digital media and technology in recent site-specific installations, and proposes an altogether alternative understanding of place through digitally produced site-specific practices. If place refers to a fixed point in the world,loaded with and determined by geographical, cultural and historical coordinates, then in what ways does the implementation of digital media and technology become available means to challenge this assumption? More importantly, can this mode of visual production shift our understanding of site specific art and its purpose as an expression of self and community? To address these questions we analyse selected recent local and international site-specific projects. The focus of this research highlights the significance of digital interactivity and interfacing as a means to not only activate the artwork, but also cast into profile the important question of place. An experience of place through the fluidity of collective identity becomes implicated heavily in the making of the artwork through digital means. This article contributes to an existing critique on site-specific art. We argue that in such cases, public environments become charged in the way they are powerfully contingent on and produced by a sensory and emotional response to the work. We suggest that it is the voluntary labour of the viewer as active participant in these works that amplifies the role of place in a unitary realisation of self and community.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Dismantling colonial representation : the photomontages of Hannah Hoch :
           research
    • Authors: Denise Toussaint
      Abstract: In 1922, Berlin Dadaist Hannah Höch started working on a series of seventeen small-sized photomontages entitled From an ethnographic museum, in which she reflected intensely on the encounter with non-European cultures in the de facto postcolonial Weimar Republic. Even though Germany lost its colonies after World War I, day-to-day life in the Weimar Republic was deeply influenced by, and infused with, colonial representation in the media, art and culture at large. Höch focused on the underlying ideological mindset of her time and, in an almost anachronistic way, formulated several relevant claims and ideas in an almost postcolonial manner. This article focuses on seven photomontages in the series. In detailed work analyses, it is demonstrated that Höch's photomontages are an enduring commentary on the encounters and collisions between 'white' and 'non-white', as well as between the Self and its Other, and that the deconstruction of identity and the questioning of stereotypes are the essence of her works.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Challenging portrait conventions : 'types', masks and the series in South
           African portraiture : research
    • Authors: Anette Barnard
      Abstract: Historically, portraiture was perceived to faithfully portray the unique essence of the sitter, through the process of mimesis. This mimetic portrayal was also essential to the racial classification of South Africans under apartheid, when a tetrad of race was promulgated in the Population Registration Act of 1950 (Breckenridge 2014b:226). This article investigates the questioning of racial taxonomy in contemporary South African portraits. It argues that the notion of individual essence is questioned through rhetorical devices such as 'types', masks and the portrait series. Racial categories are questioned through 'types' in portraits by Keith Dietrich, Pieter Hugo, Anthea Pokroy and Frikkie Eksteen. Kendell Geers and Richardt Strydom employ the mask to efface individual essence, while foregrounding socio-political issues. The notion of the portrait series is discussed in relation to portraits by Marlene Dumas which, contrary to portraiture's aim, highlights the collective over the individual. This article argues that the representation of the subject through 'types', masks and the portrait series challenges the totalitarian impetus to arrest the sitter's essence in the portrait. The discussion commences with the exploration of the mimetic portrayal of the individual in the portrait, which became a bureaucratic tool of racial classification.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The Parking Gallery : experimental practice and the artist-run initiative
           in South Africa : research
    • Authors: Robyn Cook
      Abstract: In a contemporary South African context of arts production and exhibition, there are few spaces or arenas dedicated to the development and presentation of experimental and non-commercial projects. This 'void' has become increasingly evident amidst the growing interest in social and participative aesthetics within artistic production which include (but are not limited to) relational, collaborative and dialogical art. In this research article I examine the emergence of the artist-run initiative (ARI) as a means to address the lack of 'exhibition' space available for the presentation of said practices. In particular, I explore the Parking Gallery,from its first brief incarnation as a project space, to its current form as a malleable, participative, non-commercial platform. I discuss the influence of Gush's practice on the gallery, and how his overarching interest in autonomous-Marxism has influenced its socialistic approach to the institutionalisation of art. Moreover, I posit that this methodology provides a valuable (albeit fallible) prototype for the potentialities of non-traditional economies (trade, collective funding and so on) within a South African arts landscape defined by funding deficits and a commercially driven art market.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Thinking through 'Voyeur Piano' : strategies and outcomes for an artistic
           research project in musical performance : research
    • Authors: Mareli Stolp
      Abstract: In this article, I examine a performance project I conducted in 2014 at the 'Infecting the City' festival in Cape Town: I performed on a piano, situated outdoors in Cape Town's inner city; the audience observed from the street and from a nearby rooftop, where the music was relayed and amplified through speaker systems. I conceived this project, 'Voyeur Piano', to challenge traditional conceptions of South African concert halls, which I argue are characterised to a large extent by elitism, exclusivity and limitations in terms of access, but also in order to search for ways in which piano music may be used as an aesthetic and interventionist vehicle in site-specific and public art contexts. 'Voyeur Piano' is 'read' as an experimental system (Schwab 2014), and interrogated by means of a self-reflexive approach (Archer 2010). As both performer of the project and author of this article, I attempt to engage retrospectively with knowledge generated in and through this performance project.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Contested monuments in a changing heritage landscape : //hapo museum,
           Freedom Park, Pretoria : themed section : power and visual culture
    • Authors: Michele Jacobs
      Abstract: This article looks critically at the //hapo museum at Freedom Park, Pretoria. Freedom Park was constructed as the flagship heritage site for all South Africans, and the reason for its location on Salvokop and the elements that make up the heritage site are discussed. The //hapo museum conforms to the international trend where museums are constructed to provide the visitor with a complete historical and cultural experience of the heritage site. I question whether the //hapois not just another architectural clone and a ready-made of similar museums around the world, as Baudrillard states. Foucault's notion of the heterotopia is used as the basis to analyse the interior of the //hapo museum. I debate the difficulty of exhibiting artefacts in an enclosed space, disconnected from the temporal effects of the disordered outside where the visitor's own political, culturaland religious background challenges the museum's authority. Memorialising trauma is discussed in terms of the exhibit for Body #1 and Body #2 where, as Herwitz states, the appropriate form of acknowledgement is to resist monumentalisation. I conclude that the endurance of heritage sites such as Freedom Park and the //hapo museum will be determined by their popularity as tourist and heritage sites, rather than the political or ideological reasons for their construction.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Oppositional positions : Brett Murray's resistance of power : themed
           section : power and visual culture
    • Authors: Jessica Lindiwe Draper
      Abstract: Art in South Africa has a very particular history of resistance, largely beginning in the mid-twentieth century as a means to protest and expose white racist governmental processes and practices. More recently, however, socially engaged art has addressed far more complex expressions of power and its invasiveness. One artist whose default setting has remained oppositional throughout his career, is Brett Murray. A socio-political critique is at the heart of his work, with the deconstruction and exposure of unequal power relations having become his defining feature. This article traces the strategies Murray has used to resist power, and what he perceives to be its gross abuse, by looking at three works produced at different intervals in his career: Policeman (1985/9), Memories and Heroes (1995) and Triumph (2015). I argue that Murray's work is most successful when it is ambiguous, allowing disquieting truths to surface and resonate uncomfortably for the viewer. In this way, he presents an opportunity for the viewer to deepen her/his engagement with the socio-political, and initiates what Anthony Downey (2014) might call 'politics proper'.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • (Un)spoken : the register and display of the artist's voice in the museum
           : themed section : power and visual culture
    • Authors: Alexandra Ross
      Abstract: This article is a two-fold exploration of the voice in relation to the documentation of artistic practice, whilst also focusing on the nuance and agency of the voice, its capture and presentation. Particularly in connection to the museum, this article posits the potential of approaching contemporary artworks displayed in a museum in an expanded and polyphonic manner. Drawing from a lineage of artistic example, it considers the possibilities and limitations of working with the voice and how to record and represent the interstitial, intimate or informal spaces of artistic production. The role of the museum as safeguard and mediator of artwork has been evolving apace to also accommodate the transparency of process, thus allowing for the revealing of institutional and artistic processes. With this reveal comes an enhanced understanding of the context in which an artwork was created and subsequently how it came to find itself within a particular collection.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Biko's ghost : The iconography of Black Consciousness, Hill Shannen L.
           (Ed.) : book review
    • Authors: Andries Walter Oliphant
      Abstract: This book, as the author 'showingly' writes in the introductory section, 'The look of this book', explores the intersection between 'art history, visual culture, and political theory and practice' in South Africa from the late 1960s to the present, by focusing on the impact of the Black Consciousness movement. Its central concern, as the title announces, is with the visual iconography, cultural, aesthetic and ideological legacy of Stephen Bantu Biko, the founder of the Black Consciousness movement, born in the Eastern Cape in 1946 and killed in police custody in 1977.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • A space for landscape : The work of J.H. Pierneef, Wilhelm van Rensburg
           (Ed.) : book review
    • Authors: Liese Van der Watt
      Abstract: The story of Pierneef is really the story of the reception of Pierneef's art; that is to say, his story reveals as much about South African art history as it does about his work. This is made abundantly clear in the accompanying catalogue to an extensive exhibition entitled 'A Space for Landscape: The Work of J.H. Pierneef', held at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg in 2015, and curated by Wilhelm van Rensburg.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The African photographic archive : Research and curatorial strategies,
           Christopher Morton & Darren Newbury (Eds.) : book review
    • Authors: Michael Godby
      Abstract: The title The African photographic archive creates the expectation of a large volume with detailed information of photographic archiving practices throughout the continent: in these terms, the information contained in this book is highly selective in relation to both geography and variety of archiving practices and, particularly, the involvement of the many states in the preservation and curation of photographs in Africa. This is absolutely not a reference book of any kind.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The art of public space : Curating and re-imagining the ephemeral city,
           Kim Gurney (Ed.) : book review
    • Authors: Lesley Lokko
      Abstract: Kim Gurney's new book, The art of public space, has one of those subtly clever titles that piques the imagination: 'art' as in the work itself and 'art' as in the skill required to enact it. It brings to mind the celebrated metropolitan cultures of fin-de-siècle European cities like London, Paris and Vienna - cities that have long projected an image of a mature and democratic public culture, held together by shared civic and cultural values that express themselves in the way people come together in public spaces. The subtitle, however, Curating and re-imagining the ephemeral city, sets up a slightly different expectation: Johannesburg's 'ephemerality', we grasp from the outset, is no plus. On the contrary.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Lucas Sithole 1931-1994 : Highlights 1966-1993, Fernand F. Haenggi (Ed.) :
           book review
    • Authors: Gavin Younge
      Abstract: This book illustrates and sets out the exhibition record of one hundred of this artist's sculptures produced between 1966 and 1993. In this sense the book feels like a catalogue raisonné, however, it mainly covers works that passed through the hands of the author, Fernand Haenggi, when he ran Gallery 101 during the mid 1960s. This gallery, located in the Rand Central building in Jeppe Street, was begun by his mother in 1961. It expanded rapidly, and by 1970 had branches at Hyde Park Corner, and in Hollard Street in Johannesburg. The galleries were sold in 1973.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Note from the editor
    • Authors: Bernadette Van Haute
      Abstract: In de arte 90 I announced that we would embark on an exciting development, namely the publication of themed issues. This issue is the first of that kind. Karen von Veh, who was tasked with managing the edition, identified the guest editors. They are Suzanne Human, Associate Professor in Art History and Image Studies and Director of the Postgraduate Programme of Film and Visual Media at the University of the Free State, and Annie van den Oever, Director of the Master's Programme in Film Studies in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media Studies, and Head of the Film Archive at the Rijksuniversiteit of Groningen. Annie is also Associated Researcher for Film at Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne, France, and Extraordinary Professor for Film and Visual Media at the Faculty of the Humanities, University of the Free State (UFS).
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Karin Maria Skawran (1937-2015) : obituary
    • Authors: Marilyn Martin; Eunice Basson
      Abstract: We would like to pay tribute to the former Head of the Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology at Unisa, the eminent academic and art historian, Karin Skawran, who lost her battle with cancer on 5 July.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Gestures of healing : themed issue in honour of Laura Mulvey : editorial
    • Authors: Suzanne Human; Annie Van den Oever
      Abstract: This de arte accommodates a broader audience and gathers scholars from a wider variety of heritages and allegiances than usual. An array of voices is assembled here, springing from diverse South African, continental European and British institutions, and articulating a multiplicity of disciplinary approaches: continentally oriented image studies; Anglo-American-inspired visual culture studies; art history; film studies; and philosophical aesthetics. However diverse, the articles all point at the complexities, fragility, fluidity and ambivalences of imaging processes, often related to inter-racial understandings and crossovers between race and gender. In doing so, they resonate with Laura Mulvey's work and confirm its pertinence in an era of plurality and digital imaging.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • University of the Free State, Winter 2014 : reflections
    • Authors: Laura Mulvey
      Abstract: I was invited to the University of the Free State in July 2014 to receive an Honorary Doctorate and to attend the conference of the South African Visual Arts Historians (SAVAH). This was my first visit to South Africa, a country about which I knew little apart from the broad outline of the struggle against apartheid. I was welcomed with extraordinary generosity, and with stories, insights and anecdotes that vividly evoked the experience of a university in the process of social transition and conscious self-reinvention. The graduation ceremony was moving and inspiring; I felt as though I was witnessing the coming into being of post-democracy South Africa.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Imaging grief and loss : Laura Mulvey's Death 24 x a second as
           film-philosophy : research
    • Authors: Anna Backman Rogers
      Abstract: Laura Mulvey's work has always evinced a fascination with the still image. In her landmark article of 1975 on 'Visual pleasure and narrative cinema', she extrapolates the essence of what the female body denotes on screen as stillness. As a filmmaker, works such as Marilyn distil sensual corporeality and stardom into a series of minute gestures that reveal the heart of identity as performance. With the publication of her book Death 24 x a second in 2006, Mulvey once again made a timely intervention into academic discourse on the future of the film image and the nature of the cinematic medium from the perspective of the still image as signifier of death. This article sets forth that Mulvey's work is best read in light of her interest in stillness as the very basis of the cinematic. As such, Death 24 x a second is not only a study of the meaning of the digital image and an assessment of its analogue history, it is also a film philosophy: a manifesto of what it means to be captured on film, how film functions as archive and its very materiality as a series of static frames.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The image as trans-form and transformation : exploring 'the symptom' of
           aberrant images in District 9 (Neill Blomkamp, 2009) : research
    • Authors: Johanet Kriel
      Abstract: Images of abnormalities and aberrations abound in visual culture, and these have recently enjoyed a growing scholarly interest. My article takes as its collective subject this kind of image. Specifically, I discuss Neill Blomkamp's blockbuster District 9 due to its abundance in aberration. Under the label 'aberrant image' I consider an array of previously described visual (and experiential) categories, namely the grotesque, abject, monstrous-feminine and uncanny, because of the characteristic way they destabilise viewers. My hypothesis is that they share a particular kind of image operation, a concept which I borrow from Hans Belting. In aberrant images, this operation incorporates both visual elements and their affects (here understood as emotional and physical sensations experienced by sentient beings). For this reason, I read how these images work and work on us in terms of Georges Didi-Huberman's phenomenological and psychoanalytical delineation of 'the symptom'; an 'incomprehensible sign' which both displays and dissimulates the process of figuration because it reveals the materiality of images. However, I aim to broaden Didi-Huberman's definition of representation with Belting's conceptualisation of the image as operation, by applying it to the cinematic medium and to aberrant images. Therefore, I adapt the concept of 'the symptom' to describe a broader kind of image operation whereby what the image represents is destabilising to the engendering of this image, so that it becomes a 'symptomatic image'.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Slow rhythm with Nomsa Dhlamini in Steven Cohen's Cradle of Humankind :
           research
    • Authors: Irene Bronner
      Abstract: Nomsa Dhlamini is variously a Swazi-born nonagenarian, performance artist Steven Cohen's frequent collaborator and 'muse', his childhood 'nanny' and his family's former domestic worker. Cradle of Humankind (2012) is the most recent of Steven Cohen's performances with Dhlamini, where, in four parts, the two characters walk (slowly) and talk (inaudibly) through a series of choreographed tableaux vivants that relate Cohen's story of human evolution, innovation and exploitation through and with a person with whom he demonstrably has a deeply emotional and surrogate maternal relationship. I focus in this article on the presence and participation of Dhlamini in a number of Cohen's other performances, and suggest how Cohen extends what may be called his self-othered representational strategies, which I demonstrate as being consistent in his performance work, to accentuate the fetishism of the figure of a black domestic worker and 'nanny'. Drawing on Mulvey's discussion of cultural, scopic fetishes, I suggest how Cohen acts out, with Dhlamini, the traumatic history of this fetish in ways that speak specifically to a South African context. I interpret this as playing out in two representational languages within the work. I frame the first 'language' by examining the critical response that repeatedly evokes Sarah Baartman as an apt analogy for Dhlamini, considering ways in which art practitioners and cultural commentators have drawn attention to Cohen's allegorising from repertoires of ethnographic, colonial and apartheid representations of black African women. I also examine briefly work by other practitioners, dancer-choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba and artist Penny Siopis. I then suggest that an emergent alternative to this fetishised analogy is expressed in the somatic rhythms, and in the choreographic and proprioceptive time that are created between the two performers.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Deconstructing the racialised gaze : subverting whiteness in the work of
           Minnette Vári : research
    • Authors: Jessica Lindiwe Draper
      Abstract: The institutional violence of apartheid legislature homogenised what was in fact a remarkably diverse population into fixed categories, and resulted in what Richards (1991) refers to as the 'apartheid gaze'. This mythological quantification of race and culture is an heirloom of ideological whiteness. Given the complex dynamics of power and representation that haunt the socio-political climate of postapartheid South Africa, how might a white South African artist problematise whiteness in a way that allows for a cultural fluidity that runs counter to this gaze? This article identifies the strategies used by the white South African artist, Minnette Vári, to subvert her apparent whiteness and build a case for accessing a multiple identity that is African in its ability to be diverse. I argue that, rather than addressing established ideas of a sexual or maternal femininity, Vári's use of her own (usually naked) body attempts to expose her whiteness. In this way, she is less concerned with reclaiming the female body from the male gaze, than from the racialised gaze. I conclude that it is ultimately this use of her body that allows Vári to discuss issues of representation and belonging without falling into the ideological position of the coloniser.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Shooting Sardines in a Barrel (2012) : documentary filmmaking and the
           archive : research
    • Authors: Lieza Louw
      Abstract: Students and staff at the University of the Witwatersrand participated in anti-apartheid protests over a period of more than thirty years. In this article the researcher examines the construction of a documentary film, Shooting Sardines in a Barrel, using archival material and interviews with a selection of the activists. She examines the film in relation to the use of archival material in documentary films, the contextualisation and the integrity of these materials, and the impact of juxtaposing recordings from different eras and of variable technical quality. The researcher considers these aspects in the light of debates regarding historical and contemporary approaches to documentary filmmaking as a tool for expanding the archive.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Feminisms. Diversity, difference and multiplicity in contemporary film
           cultures, Laura Mulvey and Anna Backman Rogers, (Eds.) : book review
    • Authors: Amanda Du Preez
      Abstract: As part of the Key Debates series launched in 2010 (by editors Ian Christie, Dominique Chateau and Annie van den Oever), the latest addition to the series is Feminisms. Diversity, difference and multiplicity in contemporary film cultures - a volume edited by Laura Mulvey and Anna Backman Rogers. The volume takes stock of how concepts of feminism and film theory have shaped each other, paying particular attention to Mulvey's seminal essay 'Visual pleasure and narrative cinema', published in 1975. Since then, Mulvey's essay has become a manifesto for how feminism could engage with film. It is an entry point for feminist scholars who wish to start engaging with the premises of not only gender and psychoanalysis in film, but also dealing with how the gaze is constructed and embedded in gendered power relations.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
 
 
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