Ginsberg / Kentridge Conversation
An edited version of the between Jack Ginsberg / William Kentridge Conversation; the final event at Booknesses, Sunday 26 February 2017, held at UJ Theatre.
The closing event at the Booknesses colloquium and exhibition at the University of Johannesburg in March 2017 was a public conversation with Jack Ginsberg and William Kentridge with Professor Jane Taylor as moderator.
The subject of the conversation was artists' books and practise in general and William Kentridge's books in particular. As an introduction, a PowerPoint presentation was shown depicting a selection of books which included a video showing 'the flip' on the flipbooks. The synopsis (chronologically but not sequentially) was:
1. Artist's Books
2. Folded books or Map-prints: an aspect of Bookness
3. Luxury and limited editions
The video on flip books includes several Virtual Books, or flip-book films. Kentridge often uses the pages of books as a substrate over which to depict a moving image. They appear to be flip books or "paged books" but do not exist in reality:
5. Art monographs informed by artist's books
There are over a hundred art monographs on Kentridge and a full bibliography may be obtained on application. Those included above include aspects of artists' books such as translucent interleaving; wrap-around jacket unfolding to become a poster; triple and quadruple gatefolds; multiple linked covers, etc.
Putting Books to Work