Research Students 2013

Joanne Bloch

In my PhD project, I challenge myself to revivify a somewhat forlorn and forgotten colonial- era object collection based in the UCT Manuscripts and Archives Department via a diverse range of creative and curatorial strategies. Most of these interventions are in some way marked by my own presence in the archive as a recently visually impaired researcher/ artist, seeking to orientate myself somatically and sensorily now that my ability to engage with material visually is compromised.