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William Kentridge: Collaboration | Art21 "Exclusive"

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Published on Nov 5, 2010

Episode #127: Three of William Kentridge's long-time collaborators — Sabine Theunissen (Set Design), Catherine Meyburgh (Video Composite & Editing), and Kim Gunning (Video Control & Projection) — recount the creative process of mounting a production of The Nose (2010) at The Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Having witnessed first-hand one of the twentieth century's most contentious struggles—the dissolution of apartheid—William Kentridge brings the ambiguity and subtlety of personal experience to public subjects most often framed in narrowly defined terms. Using film, drawing, sculpture, animation, and performance, he transmutes sobering political events into powerful poetic allegories. Aware of myriad ways in which we construct the world by looking, Kentridge often uses optical illusions to extend his drawings-in-time into three dimensions.

Learn more about William Kentridge at: http://www.art21.org/artists/william-...

The film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible premiered October 21, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). For more information, visit: http://www.art21.org/anythingispossible

VIDEO | Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Eve Moros Ortega & Susan Sollins. Camera: Robert Elfstrom & Joel Shapiro. Sound: Ray Day, Roger Phenix & Mark Roy. Editor: Mary Ann Toman. Artwork Courtesy: William Kentridge. Special Thanks: Kim Gunning, Catherine Meyburgh, Sabine Theunissen, & The Metropolitan Opera, New York. © 2010 Art21, Inc.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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