Big Ideas

Philip Miller & William Kentridge

  • William Kentridge Thuthuka Philip Miller in Rome for Triumphs and Laments April 2016 (2)

    William Kentridge and Philip Miller in Rome for Triumphs and Laments April 2016. Photo: Francesca Mazzara

Past Event

This event was on Thu 22 Sep 2016, 7pm


Celebrated South African composer Philip Miller and artist William Kentridge discuss their ongoing artistic partnership as part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s ‘Big Ideas’ talk series.

Spanning two decades, Kentridge and Miller’s collaborations have entwined film and music, resulting in ambitious productions and installations. These include the major work The Refusal of Time, a multi-sensory installation first shown at dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany.

This event coincides with the major exhibition William Kentridge: Thick Time (21 September 2016 – 15 January 2017).

Part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s ‘Big Ideas’ talk series – a platform for renowned speakers, from scholars and thinkers to curators and artists, to share and discuss their current research and work.

 Supported by the Stanley Picker Trust.

About Phillip Miller

William Kentridge Thuthuka Philip Miller in Rome for Triumphs and Laments April 2016 (2)

Philip Miller’s work is multi-faceted, often developing out of collaborative projects in theatre, film, video and sound installations.

He has composed many scores for film and TV: music for the first episode of the new series of Roots, directed by Phillip Noyce: the score for HBO’s The Girl directed by Julian Jarrold, for which he was nominated for an Emmy, Martha and Mary directed by Philip Noyce; as well as BBC’s The Borrowers. He won Best Original Music Score Award at the Canadian Screen Awards in March 2016 for The Book of Negroes – a 2015 miniseries adaptation of the 2007 award-winning novel by Canadian writer Lawrence Hill.