The sound works by the internationally acclaimed Berlin-based Scottish artist Susan Philipsz are often created for particular locations and refer to their history and spatial features. For the historic hall of the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, Philipsz has designed a sound installation that relates both to the building’s former function as a railway station and to the architectonic structure of the hall with its 12 archways. The artist connects the former railway station—a place of departure and arrival, of parting and return—with the eventful life of the composer Hanns Eisler (1898–1962), who lived in Berlin in the 1920s and 1950s.
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