"Lizza Littlewort’s forays into South African colonial history can be interpreted as a investigation into the ways in which Western Imperialism caused global diasporic spatial and temporal disjunctions not only for the colonised, but also for a settler subject that is haunted by her own ontological displacement. In her more recent works, this interest in the haunted aftermath of global capitalism expands to encompass the apocalyptic environmental effects and affects of the Racial Capitalocene. Derrida suggests that hauntology is particularly apt for ‘times that are out of joint’. With planetary-scale extinction happening on an unprecedented scale in human history, and global capitalist surveillance culture breeding disastrous feedback loops to encourage indiscriminate consumption, while, in the meantime, fascist whiteness and toxic nationalisms are everywhere on the rise, there can be no question that we are experiencing radically disjointed times. If the consequences of global capitalism have been, as Marx prophetically suggested, radical unhomeliness and alienation, it now, quite literally, translates into an unhomely earth for most planetary life, and thus forces learners’ recognition of themselves as vulnerable and co-dependent life-forms. Tracking Littlewort’s own artistic journey from her fascination with global capitalism to a concern with its vast and lasting material effects, is to link current new materialist methodologies and practices to the ghosts of the settler colonial past." - Professor Lize van Robbroek (See "Texts" for context)
2013 – Honours in English Literature, majoring in history, UCT.
2000 – Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, UCT.
1990 – Bachelor of Architectural Studies, UCT.