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.
Three films will be screened in this session: Felix in Exile (1994); History of the Main Complaint (1996); Weighing and Wanting (1998).
Themes to be addressed include:
The politics of Kentridge’s ‘Drawings for Projection’; complicity; the personal and the political.