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MetCollects: William Kentridge on his installation "The Refusal of Time"

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The Refusal of Time
William Kentridge
assisted by Philip Miller, Music and Soundscape
Catherine Meyburgh, Video Editing
Peter Galison, Dramaturge
Five-channel video installation with steel megaphones and a breathing machine ("elephant")
Purchase, Roy R. and Marie S. Neuberger Foundation Inc. and Wendy Fisher Gifts and The Raymond and Beverly Sackler 21st Century Art Fund, 2013

Director: Christopher Noey
Producer and Editor: Kate Farrell
Camera: Jessica Glass, Sarah Cowan
Production: Assistant Marina Zarya
Music: Austin Fisher

Reproduction by permission of William Kentridge and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art © 2012 William Kentridge. All Rights Reserved

William Kentridge's The Refusal of Time is a collaboration
with Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh, and Peter Galison,
and jointly owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,
and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

It was produced by Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris; Lia Rumma Gallery, Naples and Milan; and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg and Cape Town; and originally commissioned by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
for dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, 2012.

Production Credits

Music and Soundscape: Philip Miller
Video: William Kentridge and Catherine Meyburgh
Choreography: Dada Masilo
Dramaturge: Peter Galison
Design: William Kentridge and Sabine Theunissen
Movement Direction: Luc de Wit
Costume Design: Greta Goiris
Machine Design: Jonas Lundquist and Sabine Theunissen
Megaphones: Christoff Wolmarans and Louis Olivier
Lighting Design: Urs Schoenebaum
Sound Design and Mix: Gavan Eckhart Show less
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