Interactive Feature

William Kentridge

South African artist William Kentridge deals with subjects such as colonialism, apartheid, and AIDS in a manner that is as poetic as it is political, as universal as it is regional. Although he works in many media, he is perhaps best known for his series of stop-motion animated films, which are made by repeatedly erasing and reworking charcoal drawings. This interactive feature uses Kentridge's short film Tide Table (2003), which is in SFMOMA's collection, as an entry point to exploring the artist's subject matter and process.