Anri Sala: Why the Lion Roars
‘Why the Lion Roars is a composition of feature films that communicate through a feeling for temperature. Each of the fifty-seven selected films represents specifically defined degrees, from minus 11°C to 45°C. A thermometer measures the temperature outside the projection space and simultaneously edits the film programme which changes in correspondence with the actual outdoor temperature. … At the exact moment of an increase or decrease in temperature, each film is interrupted and replaced by another, provoking an unplanned collision of meaning – the films hibernate until their ‘season’ comes. … This forecast journal from the year 2009 is based on the weather in Paris … Why the Lion Roars is the temperature-cut version of a fiction based on a true story: the weather.’
– Anri Sala.