Aug 16, 2010

Art for Art's Sake: Zeno Writing Object - Telescope

This week's featured image is from William Kentridge's 2002 film, Zeno Writing. The film is 11 minutes of stop-motion animation created from 60 charcoal works on paper.

Kentridge’s films begin with a charcoal drawing that he animates by erasing and mutating the image, capturing each stage on film to create an evolving narrative. Zeno Writing (Object - Telescope) is on view at the FAC through Oct. 24

The focus of this exhibition is a selection of charcoal drawings from the collection of Brenda Potter. The drawings are related to Kentridge’s films in that they are literally the very last frames of the films, yet they also stand alone as beautifully crafted and powerfully evocative representations of the artist’s personal and cultural experience.

William Kentridge, Drawing for the film Zeno Writing (Object - Telescope) 2002 Charcoal on paper 31 ½ x 47 5/8 inches
Collection of Brenda R. Potter and Michael C. Sandler