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I am not me, the horse is not mine

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I am not me, the horse is not mine, 2008 © Courtesy of the artist
I am not me, the horse is not mine

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
United Kingdom
November 11th, 2012 - January 20th, 2013
Opening: November 11th, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
london bridge, southbank
EMAIL:  
visiting.modern@tate.org.uk
PHONE:  
+44 020 7887 8888
OPEN HOURS:  
Sun-Thurs 10-6; Fri-Sat 10-10
TAGS:  
installation, video-art
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

South African artist William Kentridge’s eight-channel video installation I am not me, the horse is not mine will be showcased in the UK for the first time in the Tanks at Tate Modern.

Projected simultaneously across the walls of the Tank, each film is played on a continuous loop to create an immersive audio-visual environment, which resists the establishment of a single narrative. Each short film contributes layers to a story that references Russian modernism, from Soviet film of the 1920s and 1930s to the calamitous end of the Russian avant-garde.

Kentridge grew up and continues to live in Johannesburg, where his parents were lawyers involved in the anti-apartheid movement. Informed by this background, Kentridge often addresses the fraught legacy of apartheid and colonialism through innovative use of charcoal drawing, printmaking, collages, stop-animation, film and theatre.