Using Georges Méliès' A Trip to the Moon (1902) as a point of departure, Kentridge masterfully combines live action and stop motion in homage to the beginning of filmmaking and to Méliès' magical experimentations.
Kentridge performs for the camera, playing the scientist/artist who dreams of worlds afar and encounters a muse, but ultimately cannot escape.
Journey to the Moon was presented at the 2005 Venice Biennale.
A Trip to the Moon is film # 49 on The Essential 100 list.
William Kentridge is an acclaimed South African draughtsman, filmmaker and sculptor whose work combines the political with the poetic.
Presented in collaboration with Gallery TPW, 56 Ossington Avenue.