William Kentridge (South African, b. 1955).
The Refusal of Time (detail), 2012. Five-channel video with sound, 30 min., with megaphones and breathing machine ("elephant"). Jointly owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Purchase, Roy R. and Marie S. Neuberger Foundation Inc. and Wendy Fisher Gifts and The Raymond and Beverly Sackler 21st Century Art Fund, 2013
The Refusal of Time is a collaboration with Peter Galison, Catherine Meyburgh, and Philip Miller, and jointly owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
It was produced by Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris; Lia Rumma Gallery, Naples and Milan; and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg and Cape Town; and originally commissioned by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev for dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, 2012.
Music and Soundscape
William Kentridge and Catherine Meyburgh
William Kentridge and Sabine Theunissen
Luc de Wit
Jonas Lundquist and Sabine Theunissen
Christoff Wolmarans and Louis Olivier
Sound Design and Mix
"Audience pleasing in the best, challenging sense."— New York Times
View a 2012 clip of the work in its installation at dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany: