The Spirals virtual seminar series session on the 29th of October hosted Nnenna Onuoha, a Ghanaian-Nigerian researcher and artist based in Berlin, as the speaker with Dylan Valley, a filmmaker and lecturer in the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, as the discussant.
Alma Vorster was one of the first two MFA students I supervised, along with my colleague Stephen Inggs in the late 1980s. The other was Jo Ractliffe. For both of us, they were challenging, committed students, engrossed in their work, and possessed of deep inner lives revealed in curious and engaging ways in their prints.
Dr George Mahashe has been awarded a prestigious UCT College of Fellows' Young Researcher Award for his project —defunct context. The College of Fellows recognises outstanding scholarly work by young academics who have made significant independent contributions to research in their field.
We are delighted to host Nnenna Onuoha, a Ghanaian-Nigerian researcher and artist based in Berlin, as our speaker. Titled 'Hauntings' the next session turns to the possibilities of the spectral, ghosts and spirits as a creative point of entry into the past.