2007. Susan Phillipsz. FOLLOW ME (published text)

Follow Me is a surround sound installation sited in the old military cemetery as part of the 4th Berlin Biennale. I positioned 4 horn speakers where the paths cross so people can walk through the sound as it encircles them. The sound is of me singing an old Yard Birds song called Happenings 10 Years Time Ago which is all about reality versus illusion. I recorded 4 separate renditions of the song and had them follow one another as if sung in a round, each one overlapping the other. Coming across disembodied voices with their echoes and reverberations might suggest spectral figures from the past being caught in time.