1395 Days Without Red + Projections: Works from The Artangel Collection

1395 Days Without Red
Šejla Kamerić and Anri Sala
in collaboration with Ari Benjamin Meyers
+
Projections: Works from the Artangel Collection
Francis Alÿs, Atom Egoyan, Tony Oursler &
Catherine Yass

The Whitworth Art Gallery
Oxford Rd
Manchester M15 6ER
2 July - 4 September 2011
Free admission

Photograph by Milomir Kovačević

A woman makes her way through an empty city. At every crossing she stops. Should she wait or should she run? Should she wait or take the risk on her own?

The city is Sarajevo, and the route the woman takes became known as Sniper Alley during the siege of the city endured by its citizens for 1395 days between 1992 and 1996. The woman, played by Spanish actress Maribel Verdu, is reliving the experience of the trauma of the siege. It is her individual journey through the collective memory of the city.

1395 Days without Red was conceived, developed and filmed as a collaborative film project by Šejla Kamerić and Anri Sala. The project has given life to two different films, which were both shown at the Whitworth Art Gallery. Click here for more.

Running alongside the world premiere of 1395 Days without Red was Projections: Works from The Artangel Collection.

Featuring ground-breaking film and video installations from two decades of Artangel commissions, Projections includes High Wire, Catherine Yass’s multi-screen installation of a vertiginous walk in the sky, Seven Walks by Francis Alÿs and Atom Egoyan’s Steenbeckett, based on the moving monologue from Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape.

Outside, during the Manchester International Festival, The Influence Machine, a spectral son-et-lumière created by Tony Oursler, projected onto trees and smoke haunting Whitworth Park after dark.

Credits

1395 Days without Red commissioned by Artangel with Manchester International Festival, Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester), Fundació Museu D’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam), enabled by Han Nefkens, H+F patronage, Festival d’Automne (Paris), Arts Council England, European Cultural Foundation, Film Fund Sarajevo, Marian Goodman Gallery (New York), Hauser & Wirth (London & Zurich). Co-produced by Artangel and SCCA/pro.ba.

© 2011, Artangel, Šejla Kamerić, Anri Sala, SCCA/pro.ba. All Rights Reserved.

Projections produced by Artangel, Whitworth Art Gallery & Manchester International Festival.

The Artangel Collection is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The John Ellerman Foundation.