ERF 81: Two decades of living on the fringe, a project of 'Other Histories Initiative', an exhibition convened by Professor Pippa Skotnes and two Michaelis alumni Lyndall Cain and Barnabas Ticha Muvhuti, has just opened. The exhibition runs from 25 May to 25 June at the AVA (Association for Visual Arts) Gallery, 35 Church Street, Cape Town.
Michaelis School of Art technical officer Sitaara Stodel, part time lecturer Thandiwe Msebenzi and Nobukho Nqaba, all alumni from Michaelis, are presenting their work at an exhibition entitled Displacement, being showcased at 99 on Loop from 4th to 27th May 2017.
Liziwe Futuse, Administrator in the School of Languages recently graduated with an Honours in African Languages. Her dissertation explored how isiXhosa has changed inter-generationally.
The Archive and Pubic Culture Research Initiative's (APC) two-volume book, Tribing and Untribing the Archive: Identity and the Material Record in Southern KwaZulu Natal in the Late Independent and Colonial Periods (2016), edited by Carolyn Hamilton and Nessa Leibhammer, challenges the pernicious combination of "tribe" and "tradition" that tethers modern South Africans to ideas about the region's remote past as primitive, timeless and unchanging.
Strike a Rock, the feature length film made by Humanities alumnus Aliki Saragas, has been selected to premier at two prestigious festivals: it will be the opening night film at Encounters International Documentary Film Festival locally and for its international premier it will screen at the Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival.