Kentridge 14 Feb 2006 08:09 am


- This week New York Magazine is featuring an article on William Kentridge. For those who don’t know, Kentridge is an artist who often uses animation as his medium of choice. Unlike most of us, his films don’t play in theaters but art galleries. His work is quite unique and expressive. You can read the article on line here, but the printed magazine features a number of good illustrations.

The article is timed to coincide with the gallery show in New York of Mr. Kentridge’s recent work. It’s at the (Click on the stills to enlarge.)Marian Goodman Gallery at 24 West 57th Street, NYC 10019.
You can view 10 of William Kentridge’s pieces on display at their site.

- I also would like to repeat mention of the show of art from The Corpse Bride. The gallery features puppets and art from the film until February 20. It’s definitely worth a visit. It’s at the Tribeca Cinemas Gallery at 13 Laight Street (at Canal Street) adjacent to the Tribeca Cinemas. Noon-8pm daily.

- Thanks to Cartoon Brew for notifying us about John Kricfalusi‘s new blog. His original Spumco website was worth the many visits, it’ll be fun to see what he does with a blog.

- A depressing note: While watching Jeopardy last night, I was dumbstruck by one question. (I can’t give the exact question, for you Jeopardy fanatics, but it’s close enough.)

The visionary behind ‘Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs’ which used the multiplane camera for the first time.”

Here’s the shocking part. No one buzzed in! The three college students didn’t know that Walt Disney had done “Snow White” !?!

I’m sure it’s just me. I’m going crazy!

10 Responses to “Kentridge”

  1. on 15 Feb 2006 at 9:15 am 1.Joe Corey said …

    The Jeopardy “answer” is poorly worded since it sounds like these kids are supposed to know the inventor of the multiplane camera and not merely Walt Disney. If it had been worded “The visionary behind “Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs” and America’s most popular theme park.” it might have recevied a couple buzzes.

  2. on 15 Feb 2006 at 9:34 am 2.Guest said …

    FYI: the text on your splog is miniscule and unreadable…on my browser, anyway, which is IE 6 running at 800×600.

  3. on 15 Feb 2006 at 12:42 pm 3.Steve Segal said …

    I agree with Joe, I would have hesitated buzzing in myself. Also, the multiplane camera was used to excellent effect prior to Snow White, in the Old Mill.

  4. on 15 Feb 2006 at 1:05 pm 4.Ryan W. Mead said …

    They weren’t even college students…they were high school students.

  5. on 15 Feb 2006 at 3:09 pm 5.max said …

    Whatever Man, Snow White=DISNEY

  6. on 15 Feb 2006 at 3:39 pm 6.Tom Minton said …

    What are the odds that a 2006 high school student would know the name Ub Iwerks as the inventor of the Multiplane camera?

  7. on 15 Feb 2006 at 4:06 pm 7.T said …

    You can see the game here

    The clue you mention is in the second round under the category “NATIONAL INVENTORS HALL OF FAME” and the clue is “”‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ was the first full length animated film to use” this inductee’s multiplane camera”. All of which make one think it is the inventor of the camera, not the filmmaker.

  8. on 15 Feb 2006 at 6:44 pm 8.Chris Sobieniak said …

    Needless to say I probably would’ve answered “Disney” well without being too hesitated to ponder the exact person for the camera (just sort of dive in nose first).

  9. on 15 Feb 2006 at 6:45 pm 9.wry cooter said …

    Did Alex say the answer was Walt? From everything given, I would have thought the correct answer would be Ub. Despite all of the wonderful things Walt helped bring to fruition, Walt didn’t invent jack.

  10. on 15 Feb 2006 at 9:30 pm 10.T said …

    I did catch the episode in question and my recollection is that Alex said the answer was Disney.

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