Drawings for Projection: William Kentridge in Person

On Wednesday September 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm in Dryden Theatre


World-famous graphic artist, filmmaker, and opera director William Kentridge’s ongoing work, Drawings for Projection, details the political history of South Africa through a series of renowned animated films in which the artist uses a 35mm camera to film charcoal drawings in a distinctive style. 

George Eastman House will host Kentridge, who comes to the University of Rochester as its 2013 Distinguished Visitor in the Humanities this fall, just prior to the opening of his version of Shostakovich’s The Nose at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

A short artist’s talk will precede the screening of Drawings for Projection and a Q&A will follow.

Free to Eastman House members and University of Rochester students, faculty, and staff.

The screening of Drawings for Projection (approx. run time 60 min., Blu-ray) includes the following short animated films:
Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City After Paris (1989, 8 min.)
Monument (1990, 3 min.)
Mine (1991, 5 min.)
Sobriety, Obesity, and Growing Old (1991, 8 min.)
Felix in Exile (1994, 8 min.)
History of the Main Complaint (1996, 5 min.)
WEIGHING . . . and WANTING (1998, 6 min.)
Stereoscope (1999, 8 min.)
Tide Table (2003, 8 min.)
Other Faces (2011, 9 min.)

More information about William Kentridge's visit to the University of Rochester available here.



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