Susan Philipsz

Susan Philipsz has garnered significant acclaim for her site-specific sound installations, in which she mainly uses recordings of her own voice to explore the universal themes of loss, hope, and longing. In 2010 the Glasgow artist won the prestigious Turner Prize. For the Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Britain she displayed Lowlands, (2008-2010). The sound work consisted of three different recordings of the artist singing a melancholy Scottish folk song, also titled “Lowlands,” played on three different speakers in an empty gallery space. The haunting work pulled visitors into the artist’s inner world. The work was originally a public art piece placed under three Glasgow bridges.

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