Tlatelolco Clash

Tlatelolco Clash follows a simple yet enchanting narrative.
Lara Thomas
Published on June 18, 2013


Tlatelolco Clash follows a simple yet enchanting narrative. Figures among the ruins of the Tlatelolco site in Mexico City randomly insert fragments of a musical score into a barrel organ, creating a disjointed version of the Clash classic, Should I stay or should I go.

Anri Sala works primarily in film and video, combining documentary, history, language and cultural memory. His early work was concerned with the social and political change taking place in his native Albania, while more recently Sala has returned to his long-standing interest in performance, and particularly musical performance.

Look out for live jazz performances that accompany this exhibition, as a response to Sala’s other work also at the Gus Fisher, entitled Long Sorrow.

Tlatelolco Clash shows as part of The 5th Auckland Triennial.


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