Rat Western has a BAFA and MAFA from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a practicing artist whose work ranges from animation and digital video installation to live performance.
Western is a Senior Lecturer in the Fine Art Department at Rhodes and is in her 2nd year of PhD study. Her thesis entitled, A Practitioner’s Guide to Faking It: Authenticity, Sincerity and Value in South African Experiential Visual Culture,applies literary and tourism theory to understandings of authenticity and sincerity, as well as reader-response criticism to examine several case studies of participatory, collaborative and/or site-specific South African artwork.
She is supervised by Dr Deborah Seddon.
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