At The Chapel, Bruton, Somerset, March 2014
Open Lens was a screening of single-screen works by Anri Sala, curated by Bonnet and Knight on behalf of Bath Spa University for Hauser and Wirth Somerset. This screening, which was followed by a talk, was part of Hauser and Wirth Somerset’s public engagement programme, prior to the gallery’s opening in July 2014.
Bonnet and Knight selected four films that they feel demonstrate Sala’s interest in using sound and musical composition as a driving force in the moving image and that represent his interest in exploring the possibilities of communication, the limits of translation, and issues of rupture and disjuncture. These were: Answer Me (2008), Air Cushioned Ride (2006), Le Clash (2010), and Tlatelolco Clash (2011).