AboutFor one weekend only, and as part of the GLA's Open Rehearsal festival, the ICA will be staging an outdoor sound installation by Scottish rising star, the artist Susan Philipsz.
Best known for her vocal pieces which often feature recordings of her unaccompanied, ethereal voice, this installation similarly harnesses a soundtrack of the artist singing The Internationale, the song that became the anthem of international Socialism and will take place on the usually inaccessible private roof terrace overlooking the Mall. The poetic pairing of her fragile, other-worldly voice singing a political anthem to evoke a history of utopian thought is given added potency within its specialised setting within the heart of Westminster.
Out of Bounds is a specially conceived collaborative season of art events taking place at the ICA, Tate Modern and a number of other contemporary art spaces. All of the activities employ hidden, backstage and non-public sites at the participating institutions, spaces that are already âowned' by the public but which the public cannot usually see.
To experience Susan Philipsz' sound piece please gather in the ICA foyer, from where guided groups will depart every hour and half hour between noon and 7pm. All of the events in Out of Bounds are taking place on the last weekend of September, and the season is part of the launch weekend for London's Open Rehearsal Season of events.