O Momento Presente

Anri Sala
September 10 – November 20, 2016

Bridges in the Doldrums, 2016 (detail; left)

7-channel sound installation with four snare drums, parts of loudspeakers, drumsticks, two subwoofers

Duration 23:10 min

 

The custom-made snare drums conceal a set of inbuilt speakers, playing high and midrange frequencies (corresponding to the audible sounds) and inaudible low frequencies (that create vibrations on the drum skin,  prompting the rat-a-tat of drumsticks).

 

Untitled (corner), 2004 (detail; center)

Eight black-and-white photographs on baryta-coated paper

 

Photo © Vincente de Mello

Untitled (Cactus 2), 2011

Color photograph

 

Photo © Vincente de Mello

No Barragan No Cry, 2002

Color photograph

 

This photograph was inspired by a sculpture in Mexican architect Luis Barragan’s garden – a response to his creative vision and its physical surroundings. / Susanne Van Der Lingen

 

Photo © Vincente de Mello

Title Suspended (Sky Blue), 2008

Resin, nitrile rubber, electric motor

 

Sala references one of the most important works of art history: The Creation of Adam, one of Michelangelo’s central frescos. The fingers in the hands gradually fill out until they emulate Michelangelo’s figure perfectly. Yet in the very moment when the representation achieves absolute beauty, the gloved fingers collapse. 

 

Photo © Vincente de Mello

Bridges in the Doldrums, 2016

7-channel sound installation with four snare drums, parts of loudspeakers, drumsticks, two subwoofers

Duration 23:10 min

 

The custom-made snare drums conceal a set of inbuilt speakers, playing high and midrange frequencies (corresponding to the audible sounds) and inaudible low frequencies (that create vibrations on the drum skin,  prompting the rat-a-tat of drumsticks).

 

Photo © Paulo Jabour

Who Is Afraid Of Red, Yellow and Green, 2008 (detail)

Single-channel video, monitor, stereo sound, color

Duration 02:35 min

 

Photo © Vincente de Mello

No Window No Cry (Olavo Redig de Campos, Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de

Janeiro), 2016, music box, glass, wooden window-frame

 

No Window No Cry is an ongoing series of unique site-specific works of a miniature small brass music box cylinder enclosed in a sheet of glass. Hollowed at its center with a small concave area where the wind-up handle is located, the music box can be wound up and played. The song played by the small device often has specific relevance to the location or other works in the accompanying exhibition.

 

Photo © Vincente de Mello

No Window No Cry (Olavo Redig de Campos, Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de

Janeiro), 2016, music box, glass, wooden window-frame

 

No Window No Cry is an ongoing series of unique site-specific works of a miniature small brass music box cylinder enclosed in a sheet of glass. Hollowed at its center with a small concave area where the wind-up handle is located, the music box can be wound up and played. The song played by the small device often has specific relevance to the location or other works in the accompanying exhibition.

 

Photo © Vincente de Mello

No Window No Cry (Olavo Redig de Campos, Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de

Janeiro), 2016, music box, glass, wooden window-frame

 

No Window No Cry is an ongoing series of unique site-specific works of a miniature small brass music box cylinder enclosed in a sheet of glass. Hollowed at its center with a small concave area where the wind-up handle is located, the music box can be wound up and played. The song played by the small device often has specific relevance to the location or other works in the accompanying exhibition.

 

Photo © Vincente de Mello

Le Clash, 2010

Color single-channel HD video, surround sound 5.0

Duration 08:31 min

 

The image depicts the central motif of the film, a derelict concert hall in Bordeaux, in front of which a man with a barrel organ and a music box plays Should I Stay or Should I Go.

 

Photo © Vincente de Mello

O Momento Presente

Anri Sala
Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro
September 10 – November 20, 2016
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