|Had to pass Parliament House on the way.....always lots of promenading in and around that majestic house.|
"Performance Now brings together work by some of the most significant artists of today to explore the ephemerality of live performance and how this is captured by artists and transformed into new work that contains the power and content of the original."
Not particularly succinct and to the point I grant you.
|Clifford Owens...Anthology (Nsenga Knight) 2011 - 2 digital prints|
That's what William Kentridge asks of himself in his brilliant interview (see below). He asks, "Can you be succinct and to the point.....for the general public?"
Enjoy? I certainly did.
The video performances were varied, mysterious, wild, mad, abstract, funny, disturbing, crazy, interesting....and definitely worth the time. I'm going back again!!!!!!
So pull up one of the gallery's bean bags (tho getting up is always a bit tricky these days ) and ponder their meaning!
This is brilliant. I hope it plays for you. It's on Youtube.
William Kentridge...Drawing lesson 47 (Interview for New York studio school) 2010
4 minutes....but do enjoy!
William Kentridge pondering some big questions....like:
Can you be succinct and to the point....for the general public?
Can one teach Art?
What makes you tick?
Can you say anything about truth and beauty?
You (William) could be talking about mayonnaise or tabasco sauce (i.e. when describing his Art.)
It's really of no value whatsoever (i.e. when commenting on his freshly created artwork.)
|Here's William....refining his artwork with a drill.|
|"It's feeble" says William.|
William Kentridge is, of course, an amazing artist. His drawings, etchings, videos are exceptional.
|Allora and Calzadilla - Stop, repair, prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy, No. 1 2008|
Always more than one option....here, inside the piano, pushing it among the audience
and playing upside down. It's an option!
|Spinning a hula hoop....a metaphor on life?|
|Not really sure what this was all about....but the little people looked interesting....and I'm sure they were|
saying something really interesting too....but I just couldn't hear them!
|Thought provoking and powerful stuff.|
|Kelly Nipper...Floyd on the floor 2007|
This video performance was an interpretation of Hurricane Floyd....8 contemporary dancers with an enormous striped parachute....curling, swirling, heaving, lifting across the square dance floor.
Heaps more on offer too. But I hope this is just enough to whet your appetite.
I think I need to go back!