Edited by Anna Johansson, Caroline Mårtensson, Anita Larsson Modin,
Texts by Jacob Fabricius, Lars Kærulf Møller, Tomas Nilsson, Anita Larsson Modin
Design by Bozzanova
2014, English, Swedish, softcover
90 pages, 17 x 24 cm
Susan Philipsz’s work is rooted in the sculptural qualities of sound. With her idiosyncratic sound installations she investigates the landscapes and history of places, and how sound can both create new spaces and inform existing ones. The Distant Sound is a richly illustrated documentation of Philipsz’s most geographically extensive artwork, which was broadcast synchronously at nine different places along the coast of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway in 2014. Through analogue broadcasts from the World Heritage Site Grimeton Radio Station, daily vignettes from the infancy of radio resounded along ports and islands in three different countries and put the coastal region’s common cultural history in perspective.