With William Kentridge, Philip Miller, Dada Masilo, Catherine Meyburgh. This original theatrical experience is closely connected to the South African artist’s “Refuse the Time” installation created for the German “Documenta” contemporary art event and showing at MAXXI.
It stems from the question “Is it possible to materialize time on a stage?” and takes the form of a dialogue with physicist Peter Galison, a Harvard professor.
In Refuse the Hour Kentridge, with the collaboration of composer Philip Miller, choreographer Dada Masilo and video-maker Catherine Meyburgh, brings together actors, dancers and singers, plunging them into a world of objects drawn from his unbridled imagination or simply from our daily life, but also diverted from their primary function.
Through this world of sounds, songs and images in all their forms – drawings, films, photos – three things are questioned: Newton's absolute time, Einstein's relative time, and the distortion of space-time created by the “black hole” phenomenon. In English.