Anri Sala

This is Barbara London Calling. Welcome to my podcast series about the wild world of media art. I’m calling media artists from around the world, many of whom I’ve worked with as an author and curator. Together we’re exploring what motivates and inspires these artists, and how they see the world as media artists working at the forefront of technology and creativity.

Today I’m calling Anri Sala, an internationally acclaimed artist from Tirana, Albania. Born in 1974, Anri studied in Paris before moving to Berlin in 2004. Anri eloquently orchestrates sound in space with a keen focus on the underlying politics of contemporary life. Incorporating what he calls a distrust of language, his multi-media installations investigate the role of language and memory in our social and political history. Anri, thank you for joining me.

ANRI SALA: Thank you, Barbara. Thank you for inviting me.

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“[A]n unabashed personal history coupled with a treasure trove of straight-forward facts about the artists, the art works, and the technological twists and turns that produced this art… Must read for anyone wanting both a personalized dialogue and encyclopedic knowledge on an art form that now dominates our contemporary art landscape.”Dara Birnbaum, artist


Video/Art, The First Fifty Years (Phaidon Press) traces the history of video art as it transformed into the broader field of media art.  
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Seeing Sound

Seeing Sound
is a traveling exhibition curated by Barbara London, and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI). The exhibition and tour are supported, in part, by Nokia Bell Labs Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) program and with the generous support of ICI’s Board of Trustees and International Forum. The tour launches in San Francisco at the Kadist Foundation, date to be determined.

  • Aura Satz, Dial Tone Drone, 2014.
    Aura Satz, Dial Tone Drone, 2014. Photo courtesy of the artist.


  • Pipilotti Rist, I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much.
    Pipilotti Rist, I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much. 1986. Video. Courtesy the artist, EAI NY and