From the publisher:
(a Russian peasant expression used to deny guilt) contains a series of essays, lecture notes and commentary by William Kentridge on the eight films and performance event first presented to international acclaim at the Sydney Biennale in 2008.
"The event comprises a multi-channel projection installation of eight film fragments entitled . Based on the absurdist short story, (1837), by Nikolai Gogol, the installation transfixes with its mixture of self-reflective fragments, absurd cut-outs, instrumental and vocal soundscapes and projections. takes the short story, its earlier history, and its possible histories as a basis for looking, as Kentridge writes, ‘at the formal inventiveness of different strains of Russian Modernism and the calamitous end of the Russian avant-garde’.”
height 23.5cm | width 20.4cm | 79 pages | softcover
William Kentridge (b. 1955) is a South African animator, theatre designer, performance artist, and sculptor. He lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.