Summer Crossing

Salt’s video program, which takes its name from Truman Capote’s first novel, ‘Summer Crossing’ takes place at SALT Beyoğlu’s Walk-in Cinema. The program comprises many famous video projects by directors.

Tuesday, July 31
Dammi i colori (Looped)

by Anri Sala
2003, 15’25”
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

Courtesy: Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Hauser & Wirth Zürich London; Johnen/Schöttle, Berlin, Cologne, Munich

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