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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

Susan Philipsz: You are not alone

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 5 novembre 2009

susanOxford until 3/12/2009 (United Kingdom) Radcliffe Observatory, Green Templeton College Woodstock Road,  This autumn Modern Art Oxford presents a new work by the Berlin-based artist Susan Philipsz, entitled ‘You are not alone’, specially commissioned for the Radcliffe Observatory, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. Built in the 18th century, the Radcliffe Observatory was modelled on the Tower of the Winds in Athens, a first-century BC clock tower embellished with sundials and crowned with a weather vane. Taking the original function of the building as her starting point, Philipsz has developed a new sound work that, with remarkable potency, engages with the uniqueness of this historical site.  In her work, Philipsz recalls Guglielmo Marconi’s suggestion that sounds, once generated, never die; they fade but continue to reverberate as sound waves around the universe. A pioneer of radio technology later used in radio telescopes, Marconi may have been driven by this thought to investigate the potential of wireless telegraphy; to literally tune into the universe. In her evocative new commission, Philipsz elicits something of the existential and philosophical concerns present in Marconi’s proposition and in the nature of the Observatory itself, as metaphorical frontier to the stars. (susan)

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