Close-up – GUSTAV KLIMT ~ GERWALD ROCKENSCHAUB – Plattform
A project by the Secession, the Federal Office for the Protection of Monuments, and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
March 23 –
November 4, 2012
extended until April 7, 2013
Secession 2012, Photo: Wolfgang Thaler
BROWSING THROUGH THE FOLDER...
Since the late 1990s, Susan Philipsz has been making sound installations – recordings of her a capella versions of old folk ballads, workers’, pop and film songs. Her performative sound works are always site-specific; they echo the histories as well as acoustic and musical aspects of a location or exhibition space. Philipsz is particularly interested in music’s emotional impact, how songs can associate with and evoke memories and emotions and how music can influence the perception of a space.
Susan Philipsz’ sound works are conceived for public spaces. “Lowlands” (2010), for instance, three chanted versions of an old Scottish folk song, was played under three bridges in her hometown Glasgow. Philipsz was awarded the Turner Prize in 2010 for this piece. With “Surround Me” (2011) she conceived a song cycle for the City of London especially for the weekends when it is empty and silent. Her interest for the spatial aspects of sound is expressed in multi-channel audio installations with which the artist concisely manipulates sound’s perception in space.
Susan Philipsz was born in Glasgow in 1965. She lives and works in Berlin.
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