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Xcèntric. 2010-2011

Time after Time. Anri Sala


In 1997, on his return to Tirana after studying film in Paris, Anri Sala found an old roll of film of a Communist Party congress. On one side of the stage, he noticed a young woman. It was his own mother. But the interview was missing something: the sound. This led to Intervista, the film that opens the session. The work of Anri Sala is situated on the periphery of the modernist project, based in “Europe’s poorest country”, his native Albania, in Senegal and Berlin, where he lives, and takes the form of documentaries about the collapse of communism and other films about memory, surprise and music, through darkness and light, asynchrony and repetition. Despite being a prestigious prize-winning artist in the last decade (Young Artist Prize at the Venice Biennial), Anri Sala is little known among film-lovers. This monographic screening is an exceptional occasion to discover his foremost videos. It is a work that shows the tensions between aesthetics and politics, conceived on the edge of Western Europe. [Video screening]

Intervista, 1999, 26’;
Dammi I Colori, 2003, 15’;
Lak-Kat, 2004, 9’;
Time After Time, 2003, 5’;
Mixed Behaviour, 2003, 8’;
Long Sorrow, 2005, 12’
Air Cushioned Ride, 2006, 6’

Directors: Anri Sala

This activity is part of Xcèntric. Novembre 2010 - January 2011, Xcèntric. 2010-2011

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