William Kentridge: Drawings for Projection
7.10pm on Thursday, March 8, 2018
University of Michigan Benzinger Library, Residential College
1423 East Quad (701 East University, A2 MI 48109)
Public entrance off of East University, door closest to Willard

The charcoal drawing animations of South African artist William Kentridge chronicle the exploits of Soho Eckstein, construction magnate, and Felix Teitlebaum, dreamy artist who only appears naked, two alter egos of Kentridge. The short films of Nine Drawings for Projection are a personal and political meditation on contradictions in South Africa, during Apartheid and after its legislative demise. This is a rare opportunity to view several short films from Kentridge’s landmark series, which are normally only shown in museums.

This free screening forms part of the interdisciplinary course and film series Personal, Present and Immediate*: Making Performance on Socio-Political Questions, and is open to the public. A post-screening discussion will be moderated by Artist in Residence and Visiting Professor Eryn Rosenthal.

Note: These films contain depictions of violence and nudity.

* “Personal, present and immediate”: From Murray v. Maryland (1935), one of the precedents to the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education (1954).


William Kentridge: Drawings for Projection | 2018 | Personal, Present and Immediate Film Series