The South African artist William Kentridge is renowned for his compelling films, drawings, theatre and opera productions responding to the legacies of colonialism and apartheid. This event coincides with the world premiere of his major new performance work The Head & the Load at Tate Modern, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, which reflects upon and commemorates the significant contribution of the African men and women who served in the First World War, during its centenary year.
The Head & the Load is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Commissions, Park Avenue Armory, and Ruhrtriennale, with additional support from Holland Festival.
World premiere in London at Tate Modern, produced by THE OFFICE performing arts + film in association with Quaternaire. 14-18 NOW is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England & Heritage Lottery Fund and by the Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport.
The Head & the Load acknowledges the kind assistance of Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery in this project.