[#2] Editorial Team
Bettina Malcomess is a writer, academic and artist. Her work exists in a diverse set of media and forms, ranging from long duration performance, to the staging of shorter interventions, and installation projects to the book as site of practice. She produces performances under the name Anne Historical. Malcomess’ writing traverses art, film, history, urbanism, as well as fiction. She co-authored the book Not No Place. Johannesburg, Fragments of Spaces and Times (Jacana, 2013). She was the visual editor of the book Routes and Rites to the City: Mobility, Diversity and Religious Space in Johannesburg (Palgrave, 2017). She has recently formed an interdisciplinary project called the joining room, a non|space for intermedial intimacies. Historical/Malcomess’ work has shown at various national and international exhibitions and spaces. She is a lecturer in Visual Arts at Wits School of Arts and is currently doing a PhD in Film Studies at Kings College, London.
Pervaiz Khan is a curator, writer, theatre maker, filmmaker and artist. In the 1980’s he established Vokani, Britain’s first exhibition circuit for Black & third world films. He was awarded the British Film Institute’s Award for innovation in film education. During seven years of running Third Cinema Focus (Birmingham International Film Festival) he screened over 300 films and brought together over 60 international and local filmmakers, writers and critics. For a decade he was a contributing editor of the magazine Sight & Sound’. He co-edited, with John Akomfrah, issue 36 of the radical film journal Framework – Third Scenario: Theory & Politics of Location. He is interested in the role photography, cinema, television and the web plays in constructing our understanding of race, class, migration and nationhood. He has an MA in screenwriting and teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in WSOA Film & TV. He is working on a PhD on Barney Simon and the workshop method.
Tegan Bristow is an interactive media artist and Senior Lecturer in Interactive Digital Media at the Digital Arts Division of the University of Witwatersrand. Bristow is co-founder and 2016 – 2018 Director of the Fak’ugesi African Digital Arts Festival. Bristow has an MA from Wits University in Interactive Digital Media and she has recently completed her PhD titled Post African Futures with the Planetary Collegium at Plymouth University in the U. K. Bristow’s research explores Technology Arts and Culture Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on decolonising methodologies and actional criticism. As an artist Bristow has exhibited widely. Bristow promotes local technology arts development.
Alana Blignaut is an interdisciplinary visual artist and research candidate for the degree MA in Fine Arts by coursework and research report at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her research interests includes Forensic Aesthetics, critical historiography and understandings of citizenship. Her MAFA research, Desire for the Public: Facial Averaging and the Index, features Average Faces of ‘known and suspected activists’ produced from the albums of the apartheid-era Security Branch. As such, it explores Facial Averaging as a method that embodies a desire to make archival facial imagery relating to traumatic historical events open to public consideration without revealing personal information of those imaged; and the Interface as a historiographic intervention into the archive. She has also contributed work, research and writing (under Rian Blignaut) to the travelling exhibition Poisoned Pasts: Legacies of the South African Chemical and Biological Warfare Programme (2016-present) curated by Kathryn Smith, Chandré Gould and Brian Rappert and hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Andrea Hayes is a twenty-something year old that is currently doing her MA in Digital Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand. Between part-time lecturing at Digital Arts and studying the representation of women in video games, Andrea does freelance web design work for all types of clients. Twitter: @partypanda555