William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance is an immersive, multisensory experience from the famed South African artist (b. 1955). Combining drawing, filmmaking, and animation with a spirited soundtrack, the celebrated work runs the length of the galleries, engaging visitors in a brass band–led danse macabre (or medieval “dance of death”) that speaks to issues around life, mortality, migration, and displacement. The installation features the eight-channel projection and sculptural components, including school chairs for visitors to sit in and large megaphones through which part of the soundtrack is played.
More Sweetly Play the Dance is fourteen minutes long and plays on a continuous loop.
(Photo: William Kentridge, More Sweetly Play the Dance, 2015. © William Kentridge)