Matthew Kentridge

Matthew Kentridge grew up in Johannesburg, studying politics and development economics at the Universities of Witwatersrand and Cambridge. Before taking up a career as an international management consultant, he wrote a book about the conflict between Inkatha and the ANC, An Unofficial War: Inside the Conflict in Pietermaritzburg.  His current project is a novel for children. The Soho Chronicles is his first collaboration with his brother, William Kentridge.

The Soho Chronicles
In his book The Soho Chronicles, Matthew Kentridge documents the series of ten animated films made over 22 years by his brother, the internationally-celebrated artist William Kentridge. Set in their home city of Johannesburg, the films feature William’s alter ego, Soho Eckstein. The brothers discuss the evolution of technique, themes and ideas over time as the films – originally conceived as a distraction, something to fill the gaps between e...