Philosopher and musicologist Peter Szendy’s essays on Albanian video artist Anri Sal
Accompanying a 2019 exhibition on Albanian video artist Anri Sala (born 1974), this book gathers four essays by philosopher and musicologist Peter Szendy. Focusing on Sala’s major works since 2013, Szendy analyzes the way that music influences Sala’s connection to image, space, history and time.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Foreword by Okwui Enwezor. Text by Sabine Brantl, Patrizia Dander, Anri Sala, Peter Szendy.
This publication documents Anri Sala's (born 1974) The Present Moment, a single-channel video and multi-channel sound installation at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, for which he explored the genre of chamber music, whose intimate scale stands in dynamic contrast to the expansive spaces of Haus der Kunst.
For this installation, Albanian artist Anri Sala (born 1974) created a list of 57 classic feature films, assigning each a temperature between -11 and +45 degrees Celsius. A thermometer outside the exhibition space measured the temperature, triggering a film-editing program. When the temperature changed, the film corresponding to the new temperature automatically began where it had previously left off, interrupting the narrative and provoking unplanned collisions of meaning.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essays by Laurence Bossé, Robert Fleck, Julia Garimorth, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Susanne Pagé.
This is the first publication to thoroughly document the diverse facets of the young, Albanian-born filmmaker-artist Anri Sala's work, which, in a very short time, has evolved to occupy a very important position in contemporary art. Sala has an objective, documentary approach to filmmaking that reveals personal histories and hidden meanings through photography, video, film, and drawing, and she broaches the present-day epochal themes of migration, globalisation, and our media world. This book accompanies the Anri Sala exhibition mounted by the MusŞe d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ ARC and the Deichtorhallen Hamburg.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 200 pgs / 79 color / 3 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/15/2004 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2005 p. 137
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883758084SDNR30 List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00