Susan Philipsz

The Bass
April 15, 2021

On Sunday, April 11, audiences joined artist Susan Philipsz for Small Talk, an informal conversation facilitated by Executive Director and Chief Curator Silvia Karman Cubiñá. Susan Philipsz’s (b. 1965, Scotland) work deals with the spatial properties of sound and with the relationships between sound and architecture. She is particularly interested in the emotive and psychological properties of sound and how it can be used as a device to alter individual consciousness. Using sound as a medium in public spaces, Philipsz’s site–specific installations trigger awareness in the listener and temporarily alter their perception of themselves in a particular place and time.