Susan Philipsz: Night and Fog

Susan Philipsz: Night and Fog
Library Shelf Location 18.PHIL
Publication Date 2016

Susan Philipsz considers her work to be »sound sculptures«: entwining the human voice, sound, and melodies, the interplay between audio and architectural elements results in installations of an almost spatial presence. In deconstructing Hanns Eisler’s music for Alain Resnais’ film »Night and Fog« (1955) for Kunsthaus Bregenz, Philipsz generates affiliations to earlier work, whilst also making reference to Peter Zumthor’s architecture. A further site-specific work has been created for the Jewish cemetery in Hohenems. For this publication, KUB Director Thomas D. Trummer discusses the exhibition concept in an interview with the artist, using the above two approaches as a point of departure, whilst Theodor Ringborg, from Bonniers Konsthall Stockholm, addresses the metaphorical aspects of night and fog, as well as Erinnerungskultur, distance, and loss. Linda Schädler, from the University of Zurich, focuses on the emotional-affective dimension of Philipsz’ work. A richly illustrated appendix comprehensively collates the artist’s work and exhibition history.

ISBN 9783863359126
Quantity 1
Pages 192
Authors Thomas D Trummer, Theodor Ringborg
Format Hardback
Publisher Kunsthaus Bregenz
Related Artist Susan Philipsz
Categories Audio/Sound Art/Music, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Languages English, German

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