Yesterday evening, we were able to preview the new Art21 documentary feature William Kentridge: Anything is Possible, and let me tell you… it was fascinating. The film explores Kentridge’s journey to becoming an artist and what he sees as art’s contributions to understanding the world around us. He describes his sources of inspiration, and the processes of play he uses to create drawings, puppets, shadow plays, tapestries, animations, video installations, live performance pieces and opera.
The film won’t air until October 21st, but in the next few days, preview screenings are being shown in locations across the country and internationally. For those of you living in the Northwest, that screening will be happening here, tomorrow (Friday, October 15th) evening at 7:00pm in the Henry Auditorium. Then, on Saturday (October 16th) afternoon at 1:00pm, we will screen it again, followed by an animation workshop from 2:00-3:30 with Tess Martin. So, whether you are interested in learning more about William Kentridge, getting a sneak-peak at a film that hasn’t aired yet, getting some ideas for the animation workshop, or just some inspiration in general, come join us for one of these screenings.
Kentridge quotes Nikolai Gogol in the film, “The impossible is what happens all the time.”