Preview: Susan Philipsz in Season 9 of Art21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century” (2018)

Preview: Susan Philipsz in Season 9 of Art21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century” (2018)


[SUSAN PHILIPSZ]
“War Damaged Musical Instruments” is a work
that has been going for a few years now. [HORN BLOWS] –[PHILIPSZ] Okay, ready? [SUSTAINED HORN BLOWING] [HORN BLOWING CONTINUES] It’s clear to see that these instruments
could never play music anymore. I mean, they were so badly damaged. But they still could produce sound. Sometimes it would be a very fragile,
delicate sound. And it was really more about the breath. [RECORDING OF HORN PLAYS THROUGH SPEAKER] I became interested in breath
being a metaphor for life.

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