April 21, 2016
William Kentridge has plans to create a 550 meter long frieze along the banks of the Tiber river in Rome. Taking nearly 14 years to organize and approve, the project titled Triumphs & Laments will incorporate 90 large-scale Roman mythological and historical figures. The frieze will be created using a series of stencils and a process of power washing that will remove accumulated pollution from the surrounding wall, leaving behind a sequence of silhouetted figures. Gradually, as the dirt recollects, the frieze will dissolve and disappear.
The inauguration for Triumphs & Laments will be April 21, 2016, at which Kentridge's collaborator, composer Philip Miller, will deliver a live performance.