Susan Phillipsz, Study for Strings, Kassel Hauptbahnhof, Kassel, 2012
We are delighted to be joined by Susan Philipsz, 2010 Turner Prize winning artist who works 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. For more information visit: www.eastsideprojects.org
This event is presented by Eastside Projects, in partnership with Cultural Engagement, as part of Arts & Science Festival 2014, a week-long celebration of ideas, research and collaboration across campus. For details of the full programme, visit: www.birmingham.ac.uk/artsandsciencefestival.