William Kentridge: Process as Metaphor and Other Doubtful Enterprises
What does it mean to render the processes of making artcutting, pasting, and projecting lightas a series of metaphors for how we think and how we live? And why would an artist embark on such an enterprise? This book considers how renowned artist William Kentridge spins the material operations of the studio into a web of politically astute and historically grounded metaphors, likening erasure to forgetting, comparing animation to the flux of history, and marshaling drawing as a form of nonlinear argument. Placing Kentridges visual vocabulary and unorthodox methods of production in the context of South Africas history, Leora Maltz-Leca explores studio process in all of its metaphoric and philosophical dimensions.