Research Students 2016

Deborah Weber

Deborah Weber is an alumni student of UCT Michaelis School of Fine Art who graduated with a BAFA in 2004 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts in 2015.

Having worked collaboratively in her early work, Weber’s renewed interest in collaboration started in 2014 with the initiation of a co-authored work on fracking in the Karoo called Karoo Disclosure, followed by Ubulungiswa/Justice Collaboration in 2015. The working process of the two collaborative art projects has provided a successful methodology in achieving the intent of producing a jointly authored and co-created body of work with a group of multidiciplinary artists.

Weber is interested in investigating the methodologies and ethics of producing jointly authored work and her MAFA research will focus on the theoretical and practical implications of shared authorship.