On William Kentridge

On William Kentridge:

Kentridge’s practice can be experienced as a poetic embodiment of his country’s complexities, uncertainties, anxieties and hopes. There is a lovely precariousness imparted by his work, as if we are observing a compression of individual moments, historical periods and states of consciousness. Representation and the erasure of representation seem locked in an unbroken embrace. The artist has alluded to this paradox: “In the animated films you have something that has been erased, but you can see the trace of what has been erased. The movement through time seems to make time visible, which is akin to making memory visible.”

…the interlacing of subject memory and collective history.