May 03 / August 06 2012 - Centre Pompidou
This week, your Art Concierge invites you to discover the captivating exhibition of Anri Sala at the Centre Pompidou and living a unique sensory experience !
The Franco-Lebanese artist of 38 years, invited to represent France at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013, transformed the space into a real music box with a new installation of five giant screens accompanied by a creative work with sound spatialization including drum grooves produced by its Doldrums.
A montage of his four films is revealed (Answer Me, The Clash, Tlatelolco Clash, 1395 Days without Red) in a careful orchestration forcing the viewer to be active and to move from one screen to another over the sequences.
In 1395 Days without red, we follow the hypnotic Maribel Verdú in abreathless cross-town during the siege of Sarajevo between 1992 and 1995. Yet the context of the war is secondary because Christine Macel, curator of the exhibition explains Anri Sala « gives way to the central subject of the work; filming a body that incarnates a musical instrument. The breathing of the young woman as she walks corresponds to the bassoon of an orchestra playing a Tchaikovsky symphony, which she is attempting to reach.
Between reality and fiction, the symphonic installation of Anri Sala gives us the opportunity to feel the music as a substitute in the language for our biggest pleasure.
par Stéphanie Darmon, Art Concierge, le 29 Mai 2012