Kentridge: Act III, Scene 9, 1996
Three presentations from Prof Jill Bennet, Dr Anne Rutherford and curator Victoria Lynn will explore the work of William Kentridge - the themes of his work, the mediums he explores and his distinctive creative process - drawing from the speakers' intimate knowledge of the artists work.
Offering an academic discourse, their papers will reflect on the themes of trauma, the artist's practise and process, and the re-imagining of moving image art form.
Victoria Lyn's paper, William Kentridge: Fragment, Archive and the Double looks at the artist's work and how he uses found documents and reproductions in his installations and videos.
Anne Rutherford will present Kentridge: Performing Film Outside the Box, discussing the ways that Kentridge's recent multimedia installation work seeks to conceptualise newly-emerging hybrid forms of the moving image.
Jill Bennett is the author of Empathic vision: affect, trauma, and contemporary art, a book that analyses contemporary visual art produced in the context of conflict and trauma from a range of countries, including Colombia, South Africa, and Australia. Jill will discuss Kentridge's work in relation to these key themes.
William Kentridge, Act III, Scene 9, from the portfolio of eight etchings Ubu Tells the Truth, 1996; Hardground, softground, aquatint, drypoint, and engraving, ed. 44/50; each 10 x 12 in. (25 x 30.5 cm); © 2010 William Kentridge; photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist.