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Kentridge’s 2010 untitled video installation is composed of four flat panel displays, each mounted on a traditional sculptor's trestle. In the videos, we see the artist flip the pages of antiquarian books and do his signature charcoal drawings upon them with the common theme of ancient Egypt – a subject that first appeared in the artist's work in 2004.

Using a technique that underlies flip-books every child knows, Kentridge confronts the world of writing and books with the world of drawing and moving image – allowing the observer to peak over his shoulder and witness the creation of the work.

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Untitled
William Kentridge
2010
Unique
4 channel video installation, LCD screens on sculptor's trestles, color video, no audio
320cm x 160cm x 40cm

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Marian Goodman