“No Formula One No Cry” explores the relationship between speed and space in the city. Presented in a city-centre taxi, “No Formula One No Cry” offers a multi-layered collage of images, sounds and emotions. The familiar, rhythmic cry of the Formula One car is interrupted by the unsettling sound of stray dogs barking. The ‘speed’ at which we perceive and experience the city becomes a central feature of the work; the imagined adrenaline rush of travelling in the racecar is frustrated by the sober reality of journeying in a taxi. The world suggested by the Formula One sounds is momentarily punctuated by images of a distinctly urban yet different economic reality – that of the political and geographical space inhabited by stray dogs. “No Formula One No Cry” is an ongoing project already hosted in Tirana, Frankfurt, Birmingham, Kitakyushu, Miami, Paris and Vienna as part of a wish to create a network of taxis around the world in which the audio work may be heard.
Anri Sala born 1977 in Tirana. Lives and works in Berlin. He has exhibited also at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York City, Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA), Miami, Center for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Mamco - Musée d´Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Tirana Art Center, Biennale di Venezia, Manifesta, Ljubljana, Berlin Biennale, Yokohama Triennale, Tirana Biennale, International Istanbul Biennial, Taipei Biennial, Biennale of Sydney, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Bienal de Sao Paulo, etc.