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[rohrpost] Dienstag/ Tuesday "artists talk"

  You are invited to an

"Artists talk"
on Tuesday, the  27. of August,
at 7 PM
in Sparwasser HQ
Offensive für zeitgenössische Kunst und Kommunikation
Torstrasse 161, 10115 Berlin

The artists Susan Philipsz (Glasgow/Berlin) and Kenneth Balfelt
(Copenhagen) will present and talk about their work.

My work deals with the spatial properties of sound and with the
relationships between sound and architecture.  I am particularly
interested in the emotive and psychological properties of song and
how it can be used as a device to alter individual consciousness.  I
have used sound as a medium in public spaces to interject through the
ambient noises of the everyday.  Using my own voice, I attempt to
trigger an awareness in the listener, to temporarily alter their
perception of themselves in a particular place and time.

Susan Philipsz is from Glasgow,  studied Fine Art at Duncan of
Jordanstone, Dundee and then  completed an MA in Fine Art in Belfast.
She has been based there for the past 8 years were she was a Director
of Catalyst Arts, an artist run gallery and also founded, and is
co-director of grassy knoll productions, a mobile arts organization.
She was awarded the PS1 International studio programme in New York in
2000. Since completing the fellowship she is currently doing an
artist residency at Kunst-Werke Berlin. She has recently been chosen
to participate in Art Pace 2003, San Antonio and in the next Triennal
of British Art, Tate Britian 2003. She was shortlisted for The Glen
Dimplex Artist Awards Exhibition at The Irish Museum of Modern Art,
Dublin in 2001. She participated Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, and has
shown in the Melbourne Biennial, 1999 and the Tirana Biennial, 2001.

see text on Susan Philipsz
written by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, March 2001.

Susan Philipsz will participate in the exhibition "The island and the
aeroplane", opening the 26. of September at Sparwasser HQ.


I work with functional and context
related projects that can serve as "a modest proposal"
or real model for socio-political changes.

Through functional art projects I engage in real life
situations. I use the art viewpoint to infuse new ways
of dealing with problems. I wish to change.

I do not reject the art institution as it is an
important place to experiment with ideas.


link to Kenneth Balfelts homepage

Following talks will be on Tuesday the 3. and 10. of September.

Sparwasser HQ is supported by DCA, the Danish Contemporary Art Foundation

Sparwasser HQ
Offensive für zeitgenössische Kunst und Kommunikation
Torstrasse 161, 10115 Berlin
Telefon +49 30 21803001 / 01796705859
Fax +49 30 44047981
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