Feature

Perspectives: Susan Philipsz

April 23, 2017
2:00 pm

Artist Susan Philipsz speaks about her career and about her installation "Part File Score," currently on view at the Blanton. First exhibited at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin in 2014, "Part File Score" is an immersive experience of sound and image. Large prints feature redacted FBI files kept on Austrian composter Hanns Eisler during the McCarthy era, while isolated violin notes from his early Hollywood film scores spill from twelve speakers. The result is a haunting landscape that captures the tragic biography of a composer whose life and art were repeatedly under siege. This program will be located in the Auditorium of the Edgar A. Smith building directly across from the museum. Image: Susan Philipsz, "Part File Score," 2014, 24-channel sound installation and twelve digital and screenprints on canvas mounted on wood, installation view at the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, promised gift of Jeanne and Michael Klein, 2015. Photo by Colin Doyle.