About the Artist: Anri Sala

French Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
May 20, 2013 11:34PM

Working in film, photography, and performance, Anri Sala explores ruptures in sound and image and creates moments of overlap among the senses. Often inspired by unanticipated discoveries in his daily life, Sala’s works defy expectation with counter-intuitive reversals and pairings. For example, in the video installation Why the Lion Roars (2008), Sala devised a mechanism that aired films according to the predicted weather in Paris, linking cinematic genres with the vagaries of the climate.

Portrait courtesy of Julien Mignot / Eté 80.

French Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
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