Friday, March 16, 2012
Susan Philipsz, Turner Prize winner in 2010, has a sound installation at a gallery in town and this afternoon gave a talk at UCCA in 798. Originally a sculptor, she's best known for her works using sound, specifically her own voice, played over speakers in public spaces. She uses texts which have historical connections to the locations; they're often sad, ghostly, heavy with symbolism. Anyway, interesting talk. She brought her dad along (he collaborated with her on this new Beijing sound installation). He's 80 and has started to learn Chinese. What a guy!