Authorship and auteurism in Another Country

  • Stella Viljoen University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Keywords: William Kentridge, Another Country (music video), Mango Groove

Abstract

Authorship and auteurism in Another Country [English]

In 1873 Benjamin Disraeli could bemoan, “[a]n author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.” Today, however, authorship is a consumable that demands endless promoting in order to be profitable. The ironic predicament of the author within contemporary (technocratic) culture is his frequent invisibility. Another Country is an apposite vehicle for raising the quandary of contemporary authorship since it is first, a music video and thus a promotional tool itself and second, an authorial collaboration between musical artists Mango Groove and “fine artist” William Kentridge.

Key Words: William Kentridge, Another Country (music video), Mango Groove

Tydskrif vir letterkunde Vol. 41(2) 2004: 47-54
Published
2004-09-22
Section
Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 2309-9070
print ISSN: 0041-476X