Anri Sala

In the context of our exhibition project at the Gewandhaus Leipzig 2022 and in cooperation with the seminar audio:visuell by Prof. Dr. Dieter Daniels and Juliane Jaschnow, we invited the visual artist Anri Sala to talk about his work and his artistic approach to sound and music. Anri Sala was born in 1974 in Tirana, Albania. He lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Anri Sala was educated at the National Academy of Arts, Tirana; at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris; and at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing. Sala’s transformative, time-based works are constructed through multiple relationships between image, architecture and sound, utilizing these as elements to fold, capsize and question experience. His works investigate ruptures in language, syntax, and music in order to validate or invalidate narrative and composition, inviting creative dislocations which generate new interpretations of history, supplanting old fictions with new, less explicit, and less duplicitous ones.