51’18” Brazil, 2000.
Guest director | Alex Gabassi
Films, drawings, installations, theater plays, operas: William Kentridge, one of the leading names in contemporary South African art, moves equally fluidly through different mediums, in a combination of references and techniques that render his work unique. This documentary follows him through Johannesburg and Brazil as he discusses the impact of landscapes and social contradictions on his work, and comments on the lives of characters such as Felix Teitlebaum, his alter ego. Shot in digital video and in highly grainy Super 8 format, in a reference to the author’s charcoal drawings, the film also shows the setting up of a previously unseen installation featuring virtual fish and a real car, commissioned in 2000 by Associação Cultural Videobrasil for the Contemporary African Art Show in São Paulo.