The Faculty of Humanities of the University of the Witwatersrand invites applicants for the Headship of the Wits School of Arts. One of the top interdisciplinary institutes of its kind, the School brings together the divisions of Digital Arts, Film and Television, Fine Arts, Heritage and Cultural Management, History of Art, and Music, Dramatic Arts and Drama for Life. Some of South Africa’s leading artists, composers, performers, and cultural theorists are affiliated with the School, which combines a strong academic programme with rigorous training in performance and artistic practice.
This experimental mixed media exhibition incorporates visual signaling devices from cultures in the east that often highlight universal needs for understanding our individual translation of reality. Taking inspiration from belief systems, history and gender, departure points include taboo subjects like threatened animal species that are slaughtered for dubious aphrodisiac qualities juxtaposed with benign elements inspired by nature which over time have influenced architecture and design.