Between 1989 and 2011, William Kentridge made ten ‘Drawings for Projection’
– also known after their principal character as ‘The Soho Chronicles’. This period
of the artist’s maturation and arrival on the world stage coincides with the unfolding political revolution in South Africa. Personal and political themes are intertwined in this series of films, perhaps the artist’s most experimental and deeply felt series of work. The three sessions will introduce a number of films and raise points and themes for discussion.
Four films will be screened:Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City after Paris (1989); Monument (1990); Mine (1991); and Sobriety, Obesity and Growing Old (1991).
A number of themes will be addressed in this session including: Kentridge’s technique of ‘stone-age film-making’.