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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The artist talks about the performance piece to commemorate the First World.
His studio in Johannesburg is a ‘vital physical and psychic space’ where he conceives and develops his ambitious projects
The world premiere of The Head and the Load, created by William Kentridge along with composer Philip Miller, musical director ...
Developed in relation to works by Tacita Dean and William Kentridge, this article explores the way in which the arrival ...
Read about William Blake’s exhibition of 1809, drawing as a modern art practice, and the concept of the sublime. The ...