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William Kentridge - The Refusal of Time
By one of the most compelling artists of our time, this powerful work epitomises William Kentridge's intriguing, multi-disciplinary practice.
Date: 13 February - 27 April 2014
William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time (detail), 2012. A collaboration with Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Galison. Five-channel video with sound, 30 min, with megaphones and breathing machine ("Elephant"). State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2013
An all-encompassing installation of five videos which combine the magic of theatre, drawing and music with film and animation.
Projections of shadow dancers are punctuated by the rhythmic command of metronomes and appearances of the artist himself. Amidst this sits a 'breathing machine', a wooden sculpture akin to an accordion pulsing time.
The presentation of this Australian exclusive is a major collaboration between the artist, AGWA, PICA and Perth Festival.
Gallery hours are Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
PICA is open until 7pm during the Festival
(William Kentridge last entry 6pm)