Filmed in the context of Susan Philipsz’s ‘As Many As Will’ exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset earlier this year, Claire Doherty explores the many arms of Susan’s practice, focussing on her relationship with place, process, distance and time in her work in the public realm.

There are two ways to experience my work in public space. People either just happen upon it and they’re surprised, they become very aware of their sense of self in that particular place and moment. Or, you’re waiting in anticipation, you become very aware of the time passing.

This interview is the fourth to be released as part of Situations’ Public Art (Now) film series. Produced in association with Spike Island Film and Video and launched in March 2015, the series presents a series of conversations with leading artists and curators on the subject of new forms of public art.

To watch interviews with Amy Franceschini (Futurefarmers), Jochen Gerz, Ahmet Öğüt and Susan Philipsz visit the Public Art (Now) Film Interviews archive page on our website. Check back soon for the release of our final film interview with Theaster Gates this autumn.

For more information on Susan Philipsz’s past exhibition ‘As Many As Will’ at Hauser & Wirth Somerset visit the Hauser & Wirth Somerset website archive.

Susan Philipsz is currently showing work at the 14th Istanbul Biennial  (5 September-1 November 2015).

 

 

 

 

 

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