2014 Conversation Pieces

Susan Phillipsz/ Study for Strings and other ‘Scores’

Susan Philipsz, Study for Strings, Kassel Hauptbahnhof, Kassel, 2012


Tuesday, 18 March 2014




Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Concert Hall

Join us for this very special guest lecture by 2010 Turner Prize winning artist Susan Philipsz, who will discuss her practice, which sits primarily with the medium of sound.

Berlin based, Philipsz investigates musical and literary sources and specific historical constellations, frequently using familiar tunes and pop songs, performed in her own voice and recorded. She creates acoustic environments that relate to the particularities of carefully selected locations. Recently in Documenta 13, Kassel, and Hamburger Bahnof, Berlin she has made increasing use of instrumental compositions, reconstructing works through multi-channel sound installations.

Philipsz is developing a solo exhibition for Eastside Projects in Birmingham for September later this year.

Presented by Cultural Engagement in partnership with Eastside Projects