Anri Sala in Centre Pompidou, Paris (till August 6)
1395 Days Without Red - a film project co-supported by Han Nefkens - was conceived, developed and filmed as a collaborative project by Šejla Kamerić and Anri Sala. This joint project has given life to two different films, one of Šejla Kamerić and one of Anri Sala. The Centre Pompidou is showing the one of Anri Sala till August 6th 2012, in a monographic exhibition of this artist. Designed for the Galerie Sud of the Centre Pompidou and conceived by Anri Sala, this unprecedented installation is a work in itself, akin to a symphony, made up of four recent films - shown in a precise time sequence, forming a loop of one hour - as well as objects and photographs. The films carry the visitor away to different locations: Sarajevo, in an evocation of the 1992-95 siege (1395 Days Without Red, 2011), Berlin, with a Buckminster Fuller-inspired geodesic dome (Answer Me, 2008), Bordeaux with a deserted music-hall (Le Clash, 2010) and, finally, the famous Aztec site of Tlatelolco in Mexico City (Tlatelolco Clash, 2011). Through the films, following an elaborate spatializing of their sound, the Galerie Sud is turned into a music box, in which a symphony by Tchaikovsky take turns with an instrumental version of The Clash’s 'Should I Stay or Should I Go' and drum rhythms.
1395 Days Without Red, 2011
HD video projection, Dolby surround 5.0, 43 min. 46 sec.
In collaboration with Liria Bégéja
After a project by Šejla Kamerić and Anri Sala in collaboration with Ari Benjamin Meyers
With Maribel Verdù, the Sarajevo Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire/ CNSMDP and the citizens of Sarajevo.
© Anri Sala, Šejla Kamerić, Artangel, SCCA / pro.ba 2011
Commissioned by Artangel/Co-produced by Artangel, Anri Sala and SCCA/pro.ba;
Coproduction Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam)
with the support of Han Nefkens; Fundació Museu D’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA); Manchester International Festival/Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester); Arts Council England; Festival d’Automne à Paris; European Cultural Foundation; Film Fund (Sarajevo); Marian Goodman Gallery (New York); Hauser & Wirth (London/Zurich)