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The Weimar Republic Susan Philipsz
February 7 - February 16
Transforming the Blue Ribbon Garden into an enchanted parcours of abstract tones and sounds, Berlin-based artist Susan Philipsz extends and expands Hanns Eisler’s twelve-tone composition for Walter Ruttman’s seminal animated film Opus III, Prelude in form of a Passacaglia (1926), into space. Philipsz recorded each tone of the piece separately on violin. As the tones emanate from different places in the garden and bounce off the reflective curved surfaces of the architecture, they merge with other tones in new and surprising configurations.