FELIX IN EXILE :: A William Kentridge animation

CHOSEN BY DANIEL CLARKE

I first saw this animation when I was in my late teens.  At the time I was ill-equipped to properly appreciate its meaning, and I knew it. Still, the visceral emotiveness of Kentridge's drawings punched me right in the gut and his charcoal ghosts haunted me for quite some time.

ABOUT DANIEL CLARKE

Daniel Clarke is co-creator of Kariba, a graphic novel funded in under 48 hours on Kickstarter on the basis of a 2d animated promo that was nominated as the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa at Design Indaba in 2017 and chosen by Ree Treweek as her best African animation. Daniel was also the lead concept artist and matte painter on Khumba, one of the five most successful South African films of all time.

'FELIX IN EXILE' AWARDS

:: Special distinction for emotion, Annecy, 1995
:: As seen at The Tate, MoMA and the Guggenheim

CREW

:: Drawing: William Kentridge
:: Editing: Angus Gibson
:: Sound design: Wilbert Schubel
:: Composer: Philip Miller
:: Music: Go Tlapsha Didiba by Motsumi Makhene, sung by Sibongile Khumalo