The act of See-ing
One often thinks of seeing as a completely natural activity – your eyes open, there is the world in front of you, you’re not doing anything, just seeing. But what the studio and the process of making images demonstrates is that the activity of seeing is about constructing the world, constructing coherence… We are very involved in building coherence, in taking fragments that come from all places and acting as if there is a single coherent narrative.
text : William Kentridge
images : William Kentridge, a South African artist best known for animated films based on charcoal drawings, he also works in prints, books, collage, sculpture, and the performing arts.