A Santu Mofokeng Reader

This illuminating collection of texts--with contributions by Rory Bester, Jean-François Chevrier, Joshua Chuang, Patricia Hayes and Hans Ulrich Obrist, among others--provides an informed basis for engaging with Mofokeng's body of work ...

Author: Santu Mofokeng

Publisher: Steidl

ISBN: 3958295134

Category: Photography

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Santu Mofokeng (born 1956) is one of the most vital artists to emerge from South Africa's late apartheid era. From his distinctive portrayals of township life to his acclaimed reassessment of the medium's documentary function, Mofokeng's intuitive and multilayered oeuvre continues to grow in relevance and reach. This illuminating collection of texts--with contributions by Rory Bester, Jean-François Chevrier, Joshua Chuang, Patricia Hayes and Hans Ulrich Obrist, among others--provides an informed basis for engaging with Mofokeng's body of work along with its related concerns. Published to accompany the photobook series Santu Mofokeng: Stories, this essential, context-rich reference also features a comprehensive chronology and bibliography, interviews with David Goldblatt and Paul Weinberg, and previously unpublished writings by Mofokeng himself.
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The South Africa Reader

The South Africa Reader is an extraordinarily rich guide to the history, culture, and politics of South Africa.

Author: Clifton Crais

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822377450

Category: History

Page: 624

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The South Africa Reader is an extraordinarily rich guide to the history, culture, and politics of South Africa. With more than eighty absorbing selections, the Reader provides many perspectives on the country's diverse peoples, its first two decades as a democracy, and the forces that have shaped its history and continue to pose challenges to its future, particularly violence, inequality, and racial discrimination. Among the selections are folktales passed down through the centuries, statements by seventeenth-century Dutch colonists, the songs of mine workers, a widow's testimony before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and a photo essay featuring the acclaimed work of Santu Mofokeng. Cartoons, songs, and fiction are juxtaposed with iconic documents, such as "The Freedom Charter" adopted in 1955 by the African National Congress and its allies and Nelson Mandela's "Statement from the Dock" in 1964. Cacophonous voices—those of slaves and indentured workers, African chiefs and kings, presidents and revolutionaries—invite readers into ongoing debates about South Africa's past and present and what exactly it means to be South African.
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The South Africa Reader

The South Africa Reader is an extraordinarily rich guide to the history, culture, and politics of South Africa.

Author: Clifton Crais

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: 0822355140

Category: History

Page: 624

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The South Africa Reader is an extraordinarily rich guide to the history, culture, and politics of South Africa. With more than eighty absorbing selections, the Reader provides many perspectives on the country's diverse peoples, its first two decades as a democracy, and the forces that have shaped its history and continue to pose challenges to its future, particularly violence, inequality, and racial discrimination. Among the selections are folktales passed down through the centuries, statements by seventeenth-century Dutch colonists, the songs of mine workers, a widow's testimony before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and a photo essay featuring the acclaimed work of Santu Mofokeng. Cartoons, songs, and fiction are juxtaposed with iconic documents, such as "The Freedom Charter" adopted in 1955 by the African National Congress and its allies and Nelson Mandela's "Statement from the Dock" in 1964. Cacophonous voices—those of slaves and indentured workers, African chiefs and kings, presidents and revolutionaries—invite readers into ongoing debates about South Africa's past and present and what exactly it means to be South African.
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Landscapes between Then and Now

Brandt asks why these cross-disciplinary works ranging from social documentary to experimental performance and embodied practices are critical now, and what important possibilities for social and political reflection and engagement they ...

Author: Nicola Brandt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000211597

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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In Landscapes Between Then and Now, Nicola Brandt examines the increasingly compelling and diverse cross-disciplinary work of photographers and artists made during the transition from apartheid to post-apartheid and into the contemporary era. By examining specific artworks made in South Africa, Namibia and Angola, Brandt sheds light on established and emerging themes related to aftermath landscapes, embodied histories, (un)belonging, spirituality and memorialization. She shows how landscape and identity are mutually constituted, and profiles this process against the background of the legacy of the acutely racially divisive policies of the apartheid regime that are still reflected on the land. As a signpost throughout the book, Brandt draws on the work of the renowned South African photographer Santu Mofokeng and his critical thinking about landscape. Landscapes Between Then and Now explores how practitioners who engage with identity and their physical environment as a social product might reveal something about the complex and fractured nature of postcolonial and contemporary societies. Through diverse strategies and aesthetics, they comment on inherent structures and epistemologies of power whilst also expressing new and radical forms of self-determinism. Brandt asks why these cross-disciplinary works ranging from social documentary to experimental performance and embodied practices are critical now, and what important possibilities for social and political reflection and engagement they suggest.
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Santu Mofokeng

Santu Mofokeng, Sam Raditlhalo. Lampposts hey suffer abuse ... Our neighbour
Sephara , a Royal reader by his own account , liked to tease my stepfather , ex -
body builder and pianist , by calling him “ wolf " . Mothobi , a war veteran who ...

Author: Santu Mofokeng

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000081001269

Category: Apartheid

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Mobilities Literature Culture

MADEYOULOOK, and Santu Mofokeng. 2011. “Tracks.” In African Cities Reader II: Mobilities and Fixtures, edited by Ntone Edjabe and Edgar Pieterse, 64–69.

Author: Marian Aguiar

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030270728

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

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This is the first book dedicated to literary and cultural scholars’ engagement with mobilities scholarship. As such, the volume both advances new theoretical approaches to the study of culture and furthers the recent “humanities turn” in mobilities studies. The book’s scholarship is deeply informed by cultural geography’s vision of a mobilised reconceptualisation of space and place, but also by the contribution of literary scholars in articulating questions of travel, technologies of transport, (post)colonialism and migration through a close engagement with textual materials. A comprehensive introduction maps pre-histories and emerging directions of this exciting interdisciplinary endeavor while taking up the theoretical and methodological challenges of the burgeoning subfield. Contributions range across geographical and disciplinary boundaries to address questions of embodied subjectivities, mobility and the nation, geopolitics of migration, and mobilities futures.
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The Utne Reader

Mistake this wondrous recording tool for art , he warned in 1859 , and both art
and viewer would be the worse for it . ... South African photogra The reader is
cautioned early on not less as artists pursuing their own brilliant pher Santu
Mofokeng ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112746545

Category: Underground press publications

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Affective Images

In its interdisciplinary approach, this book explores the recurrence of affective images of the past in a different way, including flashbacks, trauma, _white noise,_ and the return of the repressed.

Author: Marietta Kesting

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438467856

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 292

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Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender. Affective Images examines both canonical and lesser-known photographs and films that address the struggle against apartheid and the new struggles that came into being in post-apartheid times. Marietta Kesting argues for a way of embodied seeing and complements this with feminist and queer film studies, history of photography, media theory, and cultural studies. Featuring in-depth discussions of photographs, films, and other visual documents, Kesting then situates them in broader historical contexts, such as cultural history and the history of black subjectivity and revolves the images around the intersection of race and gender. In its interdisciplinary approach, this book explores the recurrence of affective images of the past in a different way, including flashbacks, trauma, “white noise,” and the return of the repressed. It draws its materials from photographers, filmmakers, and artists such as Ernest Cole, Simphiwe Nkwali, Terry Kurgan, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Adze Ugah, and the Center for Historical Reenactments. “In its focus on lens-based media, the book not only tackles some of the questions around the visuality of migration and xenophobia, but also does so using the media (photography and film) that are probably the most complicit in the visual witnessing and translation within this field.” — Rory Bester, coeditor of Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life
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Punctuations

... color punctuation and the way his canvasses decenter the viewer. ... in which I return to the politically pregnant photographs of Santu Mofokeng, ...

Author: Michael J. Shapiro

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478007265

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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In Punctuations Michael J. Shapiro examines how punctuation—conceived not as a series of marks but as a metaphor for the ways in which artists engage with intelligibility—opens pathways for thinking through the possibilities for oppositional politics. Drawing on Theodor Adorno, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Roland Barthes, Shapiro demonstrates how punctuation's capacity to create unexpected rhythmic pacing makes it an ideal tool for writers, musicians, filmmakers, and artists to challenge structures of power. In works ranging from film scores and jazz compositions to literature, architecture, and photography, Shapiro shows how the use of punctuation reveals the contestability of dominant narratives in ways that prompt readers, viewers, and listeners to reflect on their acceptance of those narratives. Such uses of punctuation, he theorizes, offer models for disrupting structures of authority, thereby fostering the creation of alternative communities of sense from which to base political mobilization.
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Ambivalent

... Postcolonialism and Vernacular modernism,” in Empires of Vision: A Reader, ... Santu mofokeng, digital recording of artist walkabout at opening of the ...

Author: Patricia Hayes

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821446881

Category: History

Page: 376

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Going beyond photography as an isolated medium to engage larger questions and interlocking forms of expression and historical analysis, Ambivalent gathers a new generation of scholars based on the continent to offer an expansive frame for thinking about questions of photography and visibility in Africa. The volume presents African relationships with photography—and with visibility more generally—in ways that engage and disrupt the easy categories and genres that have characterized the field to date. Contributors pose new questions concerning the instability of the identity photograph in South Africa; ethnographic photographs as potential history; humanitarian discourse from the perspective of photographic survivors of atrocity photojournalism; the nuanced passage from studio to screen in postcolonial digital portraiture; and the burgeoning visual activism in West Africa. As the contributors show, photography is itself a historical subject: it involves arrangement, financing, posture, positioning, and other kinds of work that are otherwise invisible. By moving us outside the frame of the photograph itself, by refusing to accept the photograph as the last word, this book makes photography an engaging and important subject of historical investigation. Ambivalent‘s contributors bring photography into conversation with orality, travel writing, ritual, psychoanalysis, and politics, with new approaches to questions of race, time, and postcolonial and decolonial histories. Contributors: George Emeka Agbo, Isabelle de Rezende, Jung Ran Forte, Ingrid Masondo, Phindi Mnyaka, Okechukwu Nwafor, Vilho Shigwedha, Napandulwe Shiweda, Drew Thompson
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Archive Everything

Database Art: George Legrady's An Anecdoted Archive from the Cold War, Pockets Full of Memories and Pockets Full of Memories II -- Natalie Bookchin's Databank of the Everyday -- Eduardo Kac's Time Capsule -- Christine Borland's HeLa and ...

Author: Gabriella Giannachi

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262035293

Category: Art

Page: 240

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How the archive evolved to include new technologies, practices, and media, and how it became the apparatus through which we map the everyday.
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Staging the Archive

Exploring the works of Marcel Duchamp, Marcel Broodthaers, Christian Boltanski, Annette Messager, Fiona Tan, and Sophie Calle, among others, he reveals how modern and contemporary artists have used and contested the notion of the archive to ...

Author: Ernst van Alphen

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780234144

Category: Photography

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Dedicated to art practices that mobilize the model of the archive, Staging the Archive demonstrates the ways in which such “archival artworks” probe the possibilities of what art is and what it can do. Through a variety of media, methodologies and perspectives, the artists surveyed here also challenge the principles on which the notions of organization, evidence, and documentation are built. The earliest examples of the modern archival artwork were made in the 1930s, but only since the 1960s have artists really embraced archival principles to inform, structure, and shape their works. This includes practices that consist of archive construction, archaeological investigation, record keeping, and the use of archived materials, but also interrogations of the principles, claims, and effects of the archive. Staging the Archive shows how artists read the concept of the archive against the grain, questioning not only what the archive is and can be but what materials, images, or ideas can be archived. Ernst van Alphen examines these archival artists and artworks in detail, setting them within their social, political, and aesthetic contexts. Exploring the works of Marcel Duchamp, Marcel Broodthaers, Christian Boltanski, Annette Messager, Fiona Tan, and Sophie Calle, among others, he reveals how modern and contemporary artists have used and contested the notion of the archive to establish new relationships to history, information, and data.
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Blink

BLINK.presents the work of 100 of the world's most exciting contemporary photographers, selected by 10 internationally acclaimed critics, curators and creative directors.

Author: Editors of Phaidon Press

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 0714844586

Category: Photography

Page: 440

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Blink showcases the work of 100 contemporary photographers, selected by 10ritics, curators and creative directors based around the world. Essentiallyn exhibition in a book, it provides an overview of the world of photography,resents the most exciting photographers of today and predicts the stars ofomorrow. All styles of photography are represented - from fashion to art,rom photojournalism to digital photography. An authoritative reference andource of inspiration for professionals and newcomers alike, Blink enableshe reader to stay one step ahead of emerging trends in the fast-changingorld of photography. Blink presents the work of 100 of the world's mostxciting contemporary photographers, selected by 10 international critics,urators and creative directors. An exhibition in a book, Blink showcasesp-and-coming talent from all corners of the globe, enabling the reader totay one step ahead of emerging trends in the fast-changing world ofhotography. It acts as a unique reference tool for photographers, artists,esigners and all those interested in contemporary culture and the image.
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Photography

as ]ohannesburg-born Santu Mofokeng (b. ... What attracted most of his readers was not Benjamin's historical foresight, nor his vision of a profoundly ...

Author: Mary Warner Marien

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694933

Category: Photography

Page: 544

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Here is the history weve been waiting for ... erudite and entertaining ... she shows how pictures really did change our world. Her shrewd selection of over 600 fascinating photos (many in colour) illustrate a history that meets the ultimate test; open to any page and youre hooked ... and its free from tormenting academic jargon. Camera Arts This groundbreaking survey of international photography, which examines the discipline across the full range of its uses by both professionals and amateurs, has been expanded and brought up to date for this second edition. Each of the eight chapters takes a period of up to forty years and examines the medium through the lenses of art, science, social science, travel, war, fashion, the mass media and individual practitioners. These broad topics complement a fully developed cultural context whose emphasis is more on key ideas than individuals. The author also pays close attention to how contemporary practitioners, commentators and beholders have talked about specific works, the nature of photography and the photographers changing role in society.
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Images and Empires

... Santu Mofokeng , Andrew Perchuk , Donna Perry , Pippa Skotnes , Laura Wexler , and our two anonymous readers at the University of California Press .

Author: Paul S. Landau

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520229495

Category: History

Page: 380

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This volume considers the meaning and power of images in African history and culture. It assembles a wide-ranging collection of essays dealing with specific visual forms, including monuments cinema, cartoons, domestic and professional photography, body art, world fairs, and museum exhibits.
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Bulletproof

In 1992, Sowetan photographer Santu Mofokeng articulated a similar critique ... people” and township readers, each of whom thought it came from the other.

Author: Jennifer Wenzel

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226893495

Category: Social Science

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In 1856 and 1857, in response to a prophet’s command, the Xhosa people of southern Africa killed their cattle and ceased planting crops; the resulting famine cost tens of thousands of lives. Much like other millenarian, anticolonial movements—such as the Ghost Dance in North America and the Birsa Munda uprising in India—these actions were meant to transform the world and liberate the Xhosa from oppression. Despite the movement’s momentous failure to achieve that goal, the event has continued to exert a powerful pull on the South African imagination ever since. It is these afterlives of the prophecy that Jennifer Wenzel explores in Bulletproof. Wenzel examines literary and historical texts to show how writers have manipulated images and ideas associated with the cattle killing—harvest, sacrifice, rebirth, devastation—to speak to their contemporary predicaments. Widening her lens, Wenzel also looks at how past failure can both inspire and constrain movements for justice in the present, and her brilliant insights into the cultural implications of prophecy will fascinate readers across a wide variety of disciplines.
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Documentary Photography Reconsidered

Santu Mofokeng and James T. Campbell, The Black Photo Album (Göttingen: ... Truth and Order: A Means of Surveillance,” Visual Culture: The Reader, ed.

Author: Michelle Bogre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000211368

Category: Photography

Page: 264

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Documentary photography is undergoing an unprecedented transformation as it adapts to the impact of digital technology, social media and new distribution methods. In this book, photographer and educator Michelle Bogre contextualizes these changes by offering a historical, theoretical and practical perspective on documentary photography from its inception to the present day. Documentary Photography Reconsidered is structured around key concepts, such as the photograph as witness, as evidence, as memory, as narrative and as a vehicle for activism and social change. Chapters include in-depth interviews with some of the world's leading contemporary practitioners, demonstrating the wide variety of different working styles, techniques and topics available to new photographers entering the field. Every key concept is illustrated with work from a range of innovative, influential and often under-represented photographers, giving a flavor of the depth and range of projects from the history of this global art form. There are also creative projects designed to spark ideas and build skills, to help you conceive, develop and produce your own meaningful documentary projects. The book is supported by a companion website, which includes in-depth video interviews with featured practitioners.
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Language and Decoloniality in Higher Education

... the text accompanying the photograph informed readers that it was the winning ... Santu Mofokeng found in the homes of black South African families.

Author: Zannie Bock

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350049116

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Language and Decoloniality in Higher Education brings together a collection of diverse papers that address, from various angles, the issue of decoloniality, language and transformation in higher education. It reflects the authors' cumulative years of experience as educators in higher education in different southern contexts. Distilled as case studies, the authors use a range of decolonial lenses to reflect on questions of knowledge, language and learning, and to build a reflexive praxis of decoloniality through multilingualism. Besides a number of decolonial persepectives which readers will be familiar with, this volume also explores a conceptual framework, Linguistic Citizenship, developed over the past two decades by scholars in southern Africa. In this collection, Linguistic Citizenship is used as a lens to 'think beyond' the inherited colonial matrices of language which have shaped this region (and many other southern contexts) for centuries, and to 're-imagine' multilingualism – and semiotics, more broadly – as a transformative resource in the broader project of social justice. Although each chapter has firm roots in the South African context, these studies have much to offer others in their 'quest for better worlds'. Of particular interest to global scholars are the authors' recounts of how they have grappled with leveraging the country's multilingual resources in the project of promoting academic access and success in the face of historical hierarchies of language and social power.
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Affective Images

Patricia Hayes, “Santu Mofokeng, Photographs: 'The Violence is in the Knowing,'” in ... Visual Culture,” in Nicolas Mirzoeff, ed., Visual Culture Reader.

Author: Marietta Kesting

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438467863

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 292

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Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender. Affective Images examines both canonical and lesser-known photographs and films that address the struggle against apartheid and the new struggles that came into being in post-apartheid times. Marietta Kesting argues for a way of embodied seeing and complements this with feminist and queer film studies, history of photography, media theory, and cultural studies. Featuring in-depth discussions of photographs, films, and other visual documents, Kesting then situates them in broader historical contexts, such as cultural history and the history of black subjectivity and revolves the images around the intersection of race and gender. In its interdisciplinary approach, this book explores the recurrence of affective images of the past in a different way, including flashbacks, trauma, “white noise,” and the return of the repressed. It draws its materials from photographers, filmmakers, and artists such as Ernest Cole, Simphiwe Nkwali, Terry Kurgan, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Adze Ugah, and the Center for Historical Reenactments. “In its focus on lens-based media, the book not only tackles some of the questions around the visuality of migration and xenophobia, but also does so using the media (photography and film) that are probably the most complicit in the visual witnessing and translation within this field.” — Rory Bester, coeditor of Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life
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