2011 Donald Gordon Creative Arts Fellow, Lance Herman, will be in conversation with artist-curator Josh Ginsburg at a public seminar hosted by GIPCA and the UCT English Department.

The conversation concerns Herman’s interdisciplinary fellowship work Eliezer – which took the form of two books (Middelburg and My Bedroom Wall) and two music albums (Hall of Dreams and Knots). Herman has since gone on to activate the performative aspects of the project, showcasing Eliezer nationally, including at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown (2012).

The interview-conversation aims to explore some of the origins of Eliezer, and its changing form and contexts, as well as open a more general discussion related to creative practice as a research methodology within University curricula. Using the Eliezer project’s trajectory as a framework, the discussion will also look into the complexities involved in transposing the project from the University setting into other contexts, and the ongoing challenge of a sustainable dialogue between these often dislocated arenas.

Lance Herman holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Cape Town (2010). His MA dissertation dealt with the later novels of J.M. Coetzee, but importantly looked at the relationship between philosophical and literary language, and included creative-language experiments within the formal essay. In 2011 Herman was a Fellow at the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA). Currently Herman works in corporate consulting, is a free-lance writer, and a practicing musician touring within South Africa. 

Josh Ginsburg holds a degree in Electrical-Mechanical Engineering (2004) and a Masters in Fine Art (2011) both from UCT. He is a practicing artist and curator, and works part-time in the Fine Arts Departments of the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch.

This event will take place on Thursday 18 April 2013 at 13:00 at Arts 116, University of Cape Town Upper Campus, and is free. Light refreshments will be served from 12:30. For more information, please contact 021 480 7156 or fin-gipca@uct.ac.za.

Start: 18 Apr ’13 1:00 pm

End: 18 Apr ’13 2:00 pm

Cost: Free


Organizer: GIPCA

Email: fin-gipca@uct.ac.za

Venue: Arts 116 

Address: UCT Upper Campus, South Africa