William Kentridge (born 28 April 1955) is a South African artist best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films. These are constructed by filming a drawing, making erasures and changes, and filming it again. He continues this process meticulously, giving each change to the drawing a quarter of a second to two seconds' screen time. A single drawing will be altered and filmed this way until the end of a scene. These palimpsest-like drawings are later displayed along with the films as finished pieces of art.
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William Kentridge’s studio in Johannesburg is a ‘vital physical and psychic space’ where he conceives and develops his ambitious projects ...
Developed in relation to works by Tacita Dean and William Kentridge, this article explores the way in which the arrival ...