Drawing for "What Will Come (has already come) (Two Heads)" (2007)
Drawing for "What Will Come (has already come) (Two Heads)," 2007
Charcoal on paper, cold rolled steel table and mirrored steel cylinder, Paper diameter: 47 1/4 inches, Cylinder higher: 11 1/2 inches, diameter: 6 1/2 inches
Installation at Marian Goodman Gallery, 2008
© William Kentridge
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
"The anamorphic film, What Will Come (has already come) (2007), which is about the Italian-Ethiopian war of the 1930s, works on the principle that what is distorted in the projection gets corrected in the viewer’s seeing of it in a mirror. So the distortion is the correction and the original is the distorted."