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Felix in Exile 1994

Animated film using charcoal, pastel and psoter paint; 35mm film transferred to video; 8min 43sec.

Soho and Mrs Eckstein are reunited. Felix is alone, in a small cubicle of private exile. From his suitcase and through the air come intimations of home. In his home country a woman surveys the veld, finding its history in rocks and gullies; Felix needs to get back to her. But making contact is almost impossible

Kentridge alters the point of the viewer's engagement. The film is dominated by Felix, who is adrift somewhere in the world, both longing for and tormented by South Africa. In his mind's eye he sees the country in crisis.




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