You Are Not Alone Susan Philipsz Tote Bag
White canvas bag featuring the words 'You Are Not Alone' by Turner Prize winning artist Susan Philipsz
You Are Not Alone, references an installation by Susan Philipsz, specially commissioned for the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford in 2009.
Susan Philipsz is currently featured in the exhibition NOW, in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
On display in the largest gallery space at Modern One is Philipsz’ 2016 work, Seven Tears. This evocative piece consists of seven synchronised record players, each playing a single tone taken from Lachrimae, a collection of instrumental music composed in 1604 by John Dowland (1563–1626). Considered the composer’s signature work, Lachrimae is based upon the motif of a falling tear. For NOW Philipsz expands upon the subject of tears, connecting this to her long-standing interest in the histories of particular modes of communication, especially radio. Alongside Seven Tears are a series of the artist’s salt paintings, photographs and other sound works. In relation to some of the key themes within Philipsz’ work – storytelling, modes of communication, memory and loss – five contemporary artists were selected to show existing or new work.
39.5 x 43cm (28cm handles approx)