In its broad selection of materials and media, the show pays heed to the synergies between the artist’s visual art and stage work, in addition to the particular focal points and formalisations set out in each project.UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance presents two performances of William Kentridge’s .
Kentridge explores the existential loneliness of wanderers, depicting them walking in a single file, moving from one country to the next, exchanging the familiar terror of war for the hope of an unknown destination.
Art Exchange – sited at the University of Essex and described as a space where art, artists and audiences can meet – hosts screenings of William Kentridge’s 1990 video work, (9 – 12 November).
As a parable of resistance, Kentridge’s iconic video work forms part of the organisation’s current focus on art and its relationship to power.
Written by Berg after Georg Büchner’s fragmentary play (1836), it took him five years to complete the score, and another three to get the work staged in Berlin in 1925.
The tale of the tormented, homicidal, soldier Wozzeck is set by Kentridge at the time of ‘The Great War’ in Europe and is characterised by bleak landscapes, denuded of their trees and scarred by shell craters.