For this online-only miniseries, "Design by the Book," the New York Public Library partnered with Design*Sponge to invite five New York City-based artists to sift through the collections in search of inspiration.
The artists are: Lorena Barrezueta, Rebecca Kutys, Mike Perry, John Pomp and Julia Rothman. Music by Clear Tigers. Visit www.nypl.org/research/chss/bythebook for more information.
William Kentridge: "Breathe"
Shot in his Johannesburg studio in South Africa, William Kentridge reveals the process behind the video work "Breathe" — a component of the larger project "(REPEAT) from the beginning / Da Capo" that debuted at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and at the nearby Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in San Barnaba, Italy.
Using film, drawing, sculpture, animation, and performance, Kentridge transmutes sobering political events into powerful poetic allegories. Learn more about William Kentridge: http://www.art21.org/artists/william-...
VIDEO | Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Camera: Bob Elfstrom. Sound: Ray Day. Editor: Paulo Padilha & Mark Sutton. Artwork Courtesy: William Kentridge.