-How do you “define” civility?
-What two specific tips does the speaker share that may help us steer clear of using uncivil language?
-In your perspective, what do you think we (as humans) miss out on when we are not civil with each other?
This essay will analyse the themes, influences and wider context of William Kentridge’s ‘The Refusal of Time’, first created in 2012 and exhibited at dOCUMENT (13), Kassel, Germany. The Refusal of Time projects a barrage of Kentridge’s personal interests and themes amongst these are theatre, the origin of time zones, perception of time, Einsteins theory of relativity, the futility of certainty and Platos allegory of the Cave. His experiences in politics and South Africa are also present. In part I will be dissecting these themes in relation to texts found in Art in Theory 1900-2000 An Anthology of Changing Ideas amongst other sources, as well as considering the effectiveness of the piece as an artwork. ‘The Refusal of Time’ is a multimedia film installation featuring five screens showing film, animation and drawings surrounding a breathing wooden mechanical structure. It was created by William Kentridge in close collaboration with Peter Galison, Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh, and Dada Masilo. With such a large cast of contributors it’s no surprise it has such a plethora of themes and influences. A cocktail of components both in medium and subject matter, the piece is an immersive sensory explosion that leaves the viewer grasping for a foothold.The theme of time is that foothold, reoccurring throughout the ever-changing narrative. The artist plays with it in both the animations by reversing or syncing image, and the film, in which the characters theatrically make a time bomb. The film, animation, and 3D elements are bound together with a tremendous symposium of sound, highlighting the prominent use of rhythmic timing and synchronisation. Even the characters march in time with the breathing mechanism set in the middle of the room. The result is an abstract theatrical mediation on time and humanity.>GET ANSWER