A stream-of-consciousness blog about life, food, language, and the painfully beautiful world we often overlook.
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Her absence filled the world
Big day in the city. Cup of tea on pretty china. A children's bookshop. William Kentridge. Bliss.
William Kentridge was born in South Africa and has conquered the world of stop-motion films of charcoal drawings. I spent almost 3 hours at ACMI this afternoon, mesmerised by moving images of charcoal on paper. William Kentridge is passionate about politics and society and weight and want, and yet has such a poetic and magical take on life. The hours and labour behind each of his films are not felt as each work takes on a life of its own and dances on the screen. He deals with weighty subject matter and yet, in the end, I feel that he is celebrating life and human nature. There are clever people walking amongst us. William Kentridge is one of them.