In 1997 David Krut published a CD Rom on Kentridge, which was the first major publication on his work, presenting sections from his videos and also Kentridge talking about aspects of his work up until that time.
The following Episode gives you an incite into Kentridge’s work, life and influences.
William Kentridge on Work, Life & Influences
Kentridge talks about growing up in Johannesburg and his relationship with the landscape. His University years ignited his interest in different fields of activity such as; politics, drawing, theater and film-making which is noticeable in the constructed dramatic scenes of his drawings.
Willam Kentridge’s collaboration with the Handspring Puppet Company catapulted him into Theater and opera. Combining animation and Puppetry on live stage inspired his installation at the Havana Biennal in Santa Fe giving way to more layers of meaning and a richer experience. Kentridge elaborates on this unique relationship.
The Handspring Puppet Company book, published by David Krut is available in all David Krut Bookstores and on our bookstore website.
“There is no doubt that I and other people obviously are constructed by a constellation of different things read, or seen, or heard, or observed.”
In the following podcast Kentridge reveals his constellation of influences throughout his art career. His ways of seeing was not only developed by the lecturers, masters and artists he was exposed to but also the surroundings of the Johannesburg landscape he describes as line work in itself.