Duration: Song: 1min .30sec + interval : 10mins
Entire duration: 11.30

I propose to play a CD recording of me singing a song about Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht . This song is a requiem for two individuals whose ideals transcend national boundaries and who were murdered for their political activities. The way in which I have chosen to sing the song is deliberately ambiguous, it is neither passionate nor sorrowful but has elements of both. It could be interpreted as either a lament for something that has past or as the
song suggests, a clarion call for political action.

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.



Born 1965 in Glasgow, UK. Lives and works in Belfast
and Berlin.

Selected Solo Exhibitions/commissions
2004 (forthcoming) Songs From films Sung in the
Cinema, commission, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Solo Show, Ellen De Briejne Projects, Amsterdam
Susan Philipsz, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany
Susan Philipsz, Planet 22, Geneva

2003 Susan Philipsz, 38 Langham St, London
2002 Pledge, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
Wild As the Wind, Public sound commission for DAE,
San Sebastian
Cast Together in 'C', Commission for Triskel Arts
Centre, Cork
Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
Sound installation, Womens Library commission,
2001 Tomorrow Belongs To Me, Stadtlabor, Lueneburg,
2000 The Dead, 'Some Place Else', Consortium Gallery,
I Remember You, The Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast
1999 Red Standard (with Eoghan McTigue), The New Works
Gallery, Chicago
1998 Strip Tease commissioned by Work & Leisure
International, The Annual Programme, Manchester

Selected Recent Group Exhibitions

2004 Sparwasser HQ, Berlin Nord, Hamburger Banhof, Berlin

(Forthcoming 2004)

Becks Futures, ICA, London
'Untitled' DCA, Dundee
Appendiks, Copenhagen, Denmark
Space to Face, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Muenster,
Pass The time of Day, Gasworks , London
Depicting Love, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Belgrade Biennial
New commission, Project, Dublin
Becks futures, CCA, Glasgow.
2003 The Echo show, Tramway, Glasgow
Let Us Tke you There, Site Gallery, Sheffield
Days Like These, Triennial exhibition, Tate Britain
Art Pace Foundation exhibition and residency, San
Antonio, Texas
The Moderns, Castello Di Rivoli Museu De Art, Rivoli
Smart Projects, Amsterdam
2002 Company, FreeSpace, Z 33 Museum, Hasselt, Belgium
The Internationale, Band Wagon Jumping, the
International3, Manchester
Strike, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Islands and Aeroplanes, group show, Sparwasser HQ,
Ziggy Stardust, New York, New Sounds, New Spaces,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon
Untitled, One Fine Berlin, K34, Berlin
2001 The Internationale, Loop, PS1 Contemporary Art
Center, New York
Ziggy Stardust, Total Object Complete with Missing
Parts Tramway, Glasgow
Filter, Tirana Biennale, Albania
The Glen Dimplex Awards Exhibition, Irish Museum of
Modern Art, Dublin
Tomorrow Belongs To Me, PS1 Show, The Clocktower, New

Biography 2003

Susan Philipsz was born in Glasgow, studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee and then completed an MA in Fine Art in Belfast. She now lives and works in Berlin and the UK.She was awarded the PS1 International studio programme in New York in 2000. Since completing the fellowship she has completed a year long residency at Kunst-Werke Berlin and the international artist programme at Art Pace 2003, San Antonio. She participated in 'Days Like These' The Triennial of British Art, Tate Britain 2003 and was selected for the current 'Cream 3' book on Contemporary Art . She has recently been shortlisted for the Becks Futures award 2004. She was shortlisted for The Glen Dimplex Artist Awards Exhibition at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin in 2001, participated in Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, and has shown in the Melbourne Biennial, 1999 and the Tirana Biennial, 2001.

Other recent shows/commissions include: Site Gallery, new commission, Sheffield (2003) The Tramway, new commission Glasgow (2003) Smart Projects, Amsterdam (2003) Museum of Contemporary Art, Castello De Rivoli, Turin (2003) Art Pace Foundation, new commission,
Texas (2003) Triennial, Tate Britain, London (2003) Solo Show, 38 Langham St, London (2003) Amsterdam Art Fare Project space, Ellen de Breijne Projects (2003) The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2003) Basel Art Fare, Ellen de Bruijne Projects (2003) Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2002) Freespace Z33 Museum Hasselt Belgium (2002) The International 3, anchester (2002) Huddersfield Art gallery, Huddersfield (2002) Wolverhampton Art Gallery (2002) Sparwasser HQ, Berlin (2002) Berlin Art Fair, Ellen De Breijne Projects (2002) Synagogue of Ostia Antica, Rome. (2002)Public commission for DAE, San Sebastian (2002) Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon (2002) Women's Library commission, London (2002) Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam (2002) PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York (2001) The Plug In Gallery, Winnepeg ( 2001) Kunsthalle der Kulturstiftung, Munich (2001) Tramway, Glasgow (2001) The International Language Project, Belfast. (2001) Forthcoming exhibitions/new
commissions include: Hamburger Banhof (2004) solo show, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany (2004) Ellen De Briene solo show (2004) Planet 22, Geneva (2004) ICA London (2004) new commission, The Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2004) New commission, The Gasworks, London (2004) Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2004) Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Muenster, Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin, CCA, Glasgow (2004) solo show, Contemporary Art gallery, Vancouver (2005).