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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.

Publication Details

  • Artist's Book
  • Text by Anri Sala
  • Japanese binding, hardcover
  • 36 x 24.5 cm / 14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in
  • 1,536 pages
  • Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2010
  • 978 3 86560 779 9
  • May 2010
  • £108.00 / $173.00 / 128.00€ / 140.00 CHF