Anri Sala – Finissage – Kunsthaus Bregenz
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Photo © Wolfgang Stahr
Finissage – Artist Talk with Anri Sala & André Vida
Kunsthaus Bregenz
October 10, 2021, 11 am
Free admission
Language: English
Further Information on the talk
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On the occasion of the closing of Anri Sala's major solo exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz, the artist will be in conversation with André Vida, giving a personal insight into his work on the last day of the exhibition.

Saxophonist and composer André Vida is a pioneer in the field of experimental music. The two have collaborated for many years on various projects, for example for the Serpentine Galleries, London.

Musical phenomena play a major role in Sala’s work, his transformative, time-based works develop from a dense network of relations between sound, image, and architecture. A recurring medium in Sala's exhibition is film. In contrast to conventional cinema, Sala does not employ a strict narrative or even actors, it is rather musical pieces that become the real protagonists in the works. The cinematic results from the musical and not, as is customary, vice versa, enabling visitors to immerse themselves in both a visual and acoustic experience of the space.

Recent and entirely new works are on view in the exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz. A record player, floating freely in an abandoned space capsule, a subtle alternating between the architecture's contours being sharp or blurred, a garden snail slowly moving along a viola bow, a vintage wallpaper-printing roller whose metal pattern is translated into spectral sounds. All of these are elements and imagery that Anri Sala employs in engendering creative shifts and to probe existing interpretive relations.
Anri Sala, H(a)unted in the Doldrums, 2021, altered snare drum, loudspeaker parts, snare stands, drumsticks, soundtrack (mono), installation dimensions variable, edition of 1.
Exhibition view: Anri Sala, Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2021⁠⁠. Photo © Markus Tretter
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