Dammi i Colori

Salt Beyoğlu, Salt Ulus

January 22, 2014 19.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                <i>Dammi i Colori</i> video isinden bir kare
Still from the video Dammi i Colori

Dammi i Colori (2003)
Anri Sala
Albanian with English subtitles
(With Edi Rama)

“When I first showed the city footage in Poughkeepsie, Liam Gillick said to me, ‘Anri, tell me the truth. Tell me that this city does not exist. Please tell me that you do not have an artist - Mayor friend?’

The city was dead. It looked like a transit station where one could stay only if waiting for something. It looked like a body that kept growing silently older, where all the turbulence of the riots, and the events that occurred took place as if in an alien setting. It was like in a place that swallowed up everything without being affected.

This is a question of finding out how this city can become habitable and how to transform it from a city where you are doomed to live by fate into a city where you choose to live.”

Anri Sala

Dammi i Colori will be screened simultaneously at SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Ulus.

Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris