Very Real Time discussion groups

 

Topic 1: ‘Personal Rituals of self-preservation.'

Lisa Vetten is a Gender Co-ordinator at the Centre for the study of violence and reconciliation, specialised in the issue of violence against women, Johannesburg.

Jyoti Mistry is a film-maker and Associate Professor at University of Witwatersrand's School of Arts, Film and Television department.

Michelle Constant has worked in audio since 1989 in various radio and television stations, and is founder of Foxfire Media producing various multimedia projects with a focus on the arts and education.

Ntosh Ntlokwana has worked as a producer and presenter for various South African radio stations and is co-director with Michelle Constant of new media production company Constant Ntlokwana Media.

Rory Bester is an art historian and curator based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Narda Alvarado is an ‘artist in general,' Bolivia/The Netherlands.

Paul Hendrikse is a visual artist and curator of several exhibitions in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Meiro Koizumi is a video artist, Japan/The Netherlands .

Jose Ferreira is an artist and curator, Johannesburg, SA.

Hilde de Bruijn is a curator and theorist, based in The Netherlands.

Jeanine Diego Medina is a writer and culture and arts manager, based in Mexico City.

Marie Sacconi is a visual artist based in Geneva, Switzerland, and teaches at ECAV, Ecole cantonale d'art visuel in Sierre.

Galit Eilat is a  Curator and Founding Director of Digital Art Lab –The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Israel, editor of Maarav – an online art and culture magazine.

Anastasia (Sia) Maw is a Lecturer, Department Psychology, University of Cape Town. Currently conducting research into the longitudinal effects of rape on adult women in the Cape Flats area, Cape Town.

Dr Colin Richards is an artist,curator, art theorist, Johannesburg.

Renate Meyer works at the Centre for Popular Memory, University of Cape Town.

Andrew Lamprecht is a curator and lecturer in Theory & Practice of Art at Michaelis, University of Cape Town.

Brenton Maart is an artist, writer, curator: Johannesburg.

Jo O Connor is a visual artist working in a range of media, based in Cape Town. Zen Marie is a South African visual artist, currently based in Amsterdam.

René Hayashi is a visual artist working in various media including video and public space, based in Mexico City.  

 

Discussion 2 : Love, sex and personal relationships

Stephen Rothenburg works in the media unit of the Gauteng AIDS Programme working on community outreach campaigns, print and radio, Johannesburg.

Zanele Mashinini is a visual artist and AIDS Activist based in Soweto (Orlando East).

Adam Leech is a Chicagan artist working mostly in painting, video and performance. He currently lives in Antwerp.

Teboho Edkins is a documentary film-maker, South Africa/France.

Bridget Baker is a visual artist and clothes stylist, based in Cape Town. Brenton Maart is an artist, writer, curator: Johannesburg, South Africa.

David Haines is a visual artist, based in The Netherlands.

James Beckett is a South African born artist based in Amsterdam, currently working with sound and installation.

Sung Hwan Kim is an artist working in video and performance (Korea, US, The Netherlands).

Jeanine Diego Medina is a writer, culture and arts management, based in Mexico City.

Cinthia Marcelle is a Brazilian artist, working in performance, photography and public space.

Jose Ferreira is an artist and curator, Johannesburg, SA.

Moshekwa Langa is a South African visual artist based in the Netherlands.

Mieke Van de Voort is an ‘investigative' Dutch artist working in various media.

Dorothee Kreutzfeldt is an artist and a founding member of the Joubert Park Project, co-manager of the Drill Hall.

Carine Zaayman is a lecturer in new media at the Michaelis School of Fine Art. She has a particular interest in Film theory, psychoanalysis and notions of subjectivity in art.

James Webb is an artist, composer, interventionist, based in Cape Town.

Julia Rosa Clark is a visual artist, lecturer, based in Cape Town.

Jean Meeran is a photographer, film-maker, based in Cape Town. Jimmy Robert is a visual and performance artist, (Guadeloupe) France lives and works in Amsterdam .

Jo O Connor is a visual artist, based in Cape Town.

Storm van Rensburg is a curator and an artist, working in video and digital media, currently based in Cape Town.

   

 

Discussion 3 : The value of ‘socially-engaged art'.

Dr Achille Mbembe is a Cameroon born academic, currently based in Johannesburg. He has written extensively on African history and politics.

Jill Magid is a visual artist , based in New York and is currently a visiting artist at Cooper Union.

Stephen Hobbs is a Johannesburg based artist, curator and co-director of The Trinity Session.

Gerald Raunig is a Philosopher, art theoretician, lives in Vienna.

Charles Esche is a curator and writer based in the Netherlands, currently Director of the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, Holland, co-curator of the current Biennale of Istanbul.

Shep Steiner is a writer and theorist, based in Canada.
Jeanine Diego Medina is a film-maker activist, based in Mexico City.

Ed Young is a Cape Town based video artist and interventionist.

Mieke Van de Voort is an ‘investigative' Dutch artist working in various media.

Fernanda Mejia is a Mexico City based artist, working in various media related to public space.

Narda Alvarado is an ‘artist in general', Bolivia/The Netherlands.

Adam Leech is a Chicagan artist working mostly in painting, video and performance, presently based in Antwerp.

Miguel (Mike) Rodriguez is a Mexico city based, artist working in public space.

Alison Kearney is an artist based in Johannesburg, and working part time as a Design Theory lecturer at Johannesburg University.

Jay Pather is a choreographer, associate professor at UCT Drama School, Cape Town.

Ismail Farouk is an urban geographer, artist, consultant for urban development companies, focusing on spatial, social networks and processes of participation as an alternative methodology .

Maria Pask is a visual artist working predominantly in performance orientated work, based in Amsterdam.

Zayd Minty is a cultural producer and curator, based in Cape Town.

Simon Sheikh is an art critic and curator, based in Berlin and Copenhagen.

Rat Western is an artist based in Johannesburg. She works at the Bag Factory in Fordsburg with digital and web media and as the Newsletter editor.

Mauricio Arduz is a Bolivian architect.

Ives Maes is a visual artist based in Belgium.

David Andrew is senior lecturer in Fine Arts and Arts and Culture Education at Wits University, Johannesburg.

Marion Hamm is a translator and cultural anthropologist, contributes to indymedia uk and is based in London and Germany.

Joseph Gaylard is a researcher, lecturer and projects manager based at the University of Witwatersrand's Johannesburg Centre for Cultural Policy and Management, concentrating on the location and potentials of engaged arts practice within a rapidly transforming society, and a member of the Joubert Park Project, based at The Drill Hall.