Susan Philipsz: The Distant Sound

Susan Philipsz, 2014

Publisher: Art And Theory Publishing

ISBN: 978-9198157345

Pages: 90

This book is part of the In Site project, which highlights the common landscape and rich cultural heritage of Øresund and the North Sea in Scandinavia, and is the outcome of a collaboration between museums in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The project is defined by three words: coast, culture and communication. Susan Philipsz is best known for her sound installations, and here she explores themes of distance and separation through an artwork that centres on the Grimeton Radio Station, completed in 1924, which broadcasts radio sequences relayed through a chain of nine locations, together forming a common historical heritage and identity.