William Kentridge


South African artist William Kentridge has risen to great notoriety in the contemporary art world because of his unique approach to drawing. Follow the link above to one of his films found in the Ubuweb collection. Kentridge’s films are mesmerizing in terms of their visual textures and the artist’s particular style of drawing.

How has the artist used drawing differently then what you might see in a typical polished animation? How important is the act of drawing to the overall effect of the film? How does the artist’s formal treatment of the drawing effect the viewer’s experience with the piece?
Based on your analysis in part 1, what do you think this piece is about? Form a conclusion about the content of the piece.