The TATE asked us to pay a visit to world famous Artist William Kentridge ahead of his live performance The Head and the Load. William Kentridge’s studio in Johannesburg is a ‘vital physical and psychic space’ where he conceives and develops his ambitious projects and artworks. William Kentridge is a South African artist best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films which are usually developed from charcoal drawings and sketches. In this film he talks about how flexible charcoal is and how you can change the composition ‘as quickly as you can change your mind’. He also shows us around his studio where ideas conceived as drawings become animations, performances, and installations.