The silence of Ani

Year2015 Duration13 min. DirectorFrancis Alÿs

Francis Alÿs in collaboration with Antonio Fernández Ros, Julien Devaux, Félix Blume and Kars’ teenagers
Comissionated by the 14 Istanbul Biennial

Ani, a city on the Turkish-Armenian border, lies today in a state of total abandon, after centuries of successive invasions. Alÿs gave instruments to imitate birds to a bunch of teens from the surrounding villages. The kids entered the city walls, called the birds and create the illusion that the city comes back to life. 

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
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With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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