August 23, 2012
Second post from Lower East’s Documenta (13). Study for Strings, a atmospheric sound installation by the artist Susan Philipsz, based on Pavel Haas’ Study for Strings from 1943. At the end of platform 13 at the former Hauptbahnhof, which is today only in marginal use, we listened quietly to the artist’s work mixing up with the railway noise in the hot sun. At the very same place three major transports deported Jewish families to concentration camps during World War 2.
You can hear a sound bite from Susan Philipsz’ work at youtube