"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
From the series, "Exclusive"
Anne McIlleron, William Kentridge's studio manager, discusses the artist's working method and penchant for collaboration. Featuring behind-the-scenes moments from the artist's studio in Johannesburg, South Africa; a performance of "I am not me, the horse is not mine" (2008) at the 16th Biennale of Sydney, Australia; and rehearsals for Kentridge's production of "The Nose" (2010) at The Metropolitan Opera, New York.
Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Susan Sollins. Camera: Philipe Charlut, Robert Elfstrom & Joel Shapiro. Sound: Ray Day, Patrick Mullins & Roger Phenix. Editor: Mary Ann Toman. Artwork Courtesy: William Kentridge. Special Thanks: Anne McIlleron, The Biennale of Sydney & The Metropolitan Opera, New York. © 2010 Art21, Inc.