Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Susan Philipsz - 'Lowlands'

Susan Philipsz - Lowlands
Installation view at Tate Britain, 2010
Scottish artist Susan Philipsz won the 2010 Turner Prize with the re-staging of her audio work 'Lowlands'.

The empty gallery space was equipped with three speakers each playing a different cappella recording of Philipsz singing a 16th-century Scottish lament 'Lowlands Away'. Somber and haunting the work resonated around the empty space creating an eery calm. The work was previously played under the arches of the George V bridge by the River Clyde in Glasgow.