Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Anri Sala, AL/FR

Anri Sala, Nocturnes, 1999 © Manifesta 3/Anri Sala

Color video installation

This short poetic film was a metaphorical expression of the 1990s Balkan conflict that had profoundly affected Albanian-German artist Anri Sala. The film presented two intertwining stories, one about a man who lives alone among some two thousand pet fish and another about a young former UN soldier who served as a peacekeeper in Bosnia.