For someone who’s based their whole career around making sound, Susan Philipsz sure likes to keep things quiet. The Scottish artist has maintained a pretty low profile at home in Berlin since winning the Turner Prize in 2010 with her piece ‘Lowlands’, which was based around recordings of her singing a sixteenth century Scottish lament. Luckily for us, those clever chappies at Artangel have persuaded her to speak in public at the Courtauld Institute of Art on Mar 13 to celebrate the launch of a new book about her work, ‘You Are Not Alone’, which will be available on the night for her to sign.
Big shot academic Steven Connor will be leading the conversation with Philipsz, asking her all about her career, the importance of sound and how to pronounce all those consonants at the end of her name.
Tickets are £7, £5 concs., and include a glass of wine. That’s right, a booze ticket with some art chat thrown in. Very civilised. Doors at 6.30pm. For more info on the event and to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.co.uk