William Kentridge on Memory and how we deal with it

Interviewed by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, William Kentridge says:

All my work is part of a single project. I don’t see a great shift. In Il Ritorno d’Ulisse I was looking at the body as a metaphor for our relationship to memory and the unconscious, acknowledging that there are things happening under the surface, which we hope will be well contained by our skin. We hope that our skin will not erupt, that parts of us will not collapse inside. The body in this sense is other to us; we shepherd it along like an ox, hoping it will come quietly to market and not run away. In recent works such as stereoscope I’m interested in the co-existence of all those contradictory strands, and what it means to synthesize them into one subjectivity.

Stereoscope is about the cost of trying to bring these disparate parts of oneself together.

In Cameron, Christov-Bakargiev, Coetzee. “William Kentridge” (1999) London, Phaïdon, p.23.

To watch Kentridge’s Stereoscope, click HERE.

The CAC of Málaga (Spain) is exhibiting Kentridge’s work until 13 May 2012. I just can’t wait to go, see it and meditate. (http://cacmalaga.org/?p=5046)

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New article on “intimacies”: addressing its creative process

Caroline Gill | intimacies | © Bonenfant/Allegue

The intimacies video art was realized in 2008, within Bonenfant’s “extending vocal bodies into audiovisual media” project.

This text articulates the creative process of the intimacies video art, from the visual artist’s point of view.

To read it, click HERE.

intimacies | Video co-directors: Yvon Bonenfant/ Ludivine Allegue. Artistic director: Yvon Bonenfant/Video artist: Ludivine Allegue/Vocal art (music composition and all singing): Yvon Bonenfant, compositional assistant Francis Silkstone/Photography and image capture: Ludivine Allegue/Video editing: Ludivine Allegue/Choreographic process, devising process directed by Yvon Bonenfant/Performers, choreographic & sonic collaborators, inspirers: Robin Dingemans, Delphine Gaborit, Caroline Gill/Produced by Yvon Bonenfant & Ludivine Allegue. Financial support by the British Academy, the University of Winchester. Date of production 2008; format PAL 4:3.