“There is a democracy to drawing, and a certain kind of work ethic. One of the things that attracts me to drawing, and that in some way relates to its politics, is that it is a demonstration of agency. There is something about the act of drawing that reflects a process of labour. You have a sense of work, at least for me” (William Kentridge in conversation with Michael Auping, in: Exh. Cat., San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (and travelling), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, William Kentridge: Five Themes, 2009, p. 233).