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Turner Prize goes folkie

sian, west wales 05 May 10 - 09:59 AM
Steve Shaw 05 May 10 - 11:05 AM
Steve Shaw 05 May 10 - 11:05 AM
McGrath of Harlow 05 May 10 - 11:25 AM
greg stephens 05 May 10 - 11:44 AM
GUEST,henryp 05 Oct 10 - 06:22 AM
Green Man 05 Oct 10 - 07:35 AM
GUEST,henryp 06 Dec 10 - 03:00 PM
MGM·Lion 06 Dec 10 - 05:54 PM
MGM·Lion 07 Dec 10 - 08:27 AM
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Subject: Turner Prize goes folkie
From: sian, west wales
Date: 05 May 10 - 09:59 AM

Interesting that one of the artists shortlisted for this year's Turner Prize appears to be a folk singer.

sian


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Subject: RE: Turner Prize goes folkie
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 05 May 10 - 11:05 AM

Shirley Collins singing it on Anthems In Eden knocks that weird echoey thing into a cocked hat as fsr as I'm concerned.


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Subject: RE: Turner Prize goes folkie
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 05 May 10 - 11:05 AM

far


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Subject: RE: Turner Prize goes folkie
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 05 May 10 - 11:25 AM

Somehow I can't imagine a painting or sculpture being in the running for a singing award.

Any chance of a shanty singing crew getting a prize for architecture or ballet?


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Subject: RE: Turner Prize goes folkie
From: greg stephens
Date: 05 May 10 - 11:44 AM

In the Guardian write up of this, Charlotte Higgins(described as the "Chief arts writer") describes Susan Philipsz' piece as consisting of recordings of "her own pleasant, but untrained, voice".
    The implications of that "but", oozing with elitist, over-educated, snobbish, metropolitan and shinily confident arrogance untroubled by any hint of self-awareness, is breathtakingly vomit-inducing.


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Subject: RE: Turner Prize goes folkie
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 06:22 AM

The Turner Prize Exhibition opened yesterday to broadly indifferent reviews. The winner of the £25,000 Prize will be announced on December 6.

According to The Herald, Lowlands, by Glasgow-born Susan Philipsz, features recordings of her singing three versions of a 16th-century Scottish lament Lowlands Away simultaneously under three bridges over the River Clyde; George V Bridge, Caledonian Bridge, and Glasgow Bridge.

So shanty singing is a recognised artform after all! It contains the line "My love is drowned in the windy lowlands", which matches Lowlands 3 in the DT Lyrics;

My love is drowned in the windy Lowlands,
Lowlands, lowlands, away my John!
My love is drowned in the windy Lowlands,
My Lowlands away!

From Hugill, Shanties from the Seven Seas

Philipsz came up with the idea for the melancholic work after stumbling across flowers placed under one of the bridges to commemorate a recent suicide. It was commissioned as part of the recent Glasgow International (GI) festival and was her largest-scale installation to date.


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Subject: RE: Turner Prize goes folkie
From: Green Man
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 07:35 AM

About time.


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Subject: RE: Turner Prize goes folkie
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Dec 10 - 03:00 PM

And the £25,000 Turner Prize for 2010 goes to;

Susan Philipsz for her recordings of Lowlands Away.

The Turnip Prize is something quite different.


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Subject: RE: Turner Prize goes folkie
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 06 Dec 10 - 05:54 PM

The Turner Prize is a bit of a standing joke, I fear. A few of the entries are from artists in a recognisable sense. Many are pieces of 'concept' nonsense which have as much to do with Art, in any meaningful category-definition, as the songs that you and I sing have to do with nuclear physics. I am afraid that applies as much to Ms Philipsz's versions of Lowland Away as it did the other year to that lightbulb switching on & off, and all those other bit of silliness which have 'won' over the years.

What a pity that a great artist's name should have been arbitrarily attached to such a pretentious load of codswallop.

Along with, or perhaps as part of, my 'legendary pedantry', I possess a strong taxonimical bent, which is grossly distressed and insulted by the Turner Prize.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Turner Prize goes folkie
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 08:27 AM

... and so she has won. And I hope she is happy and I will her no ill.

But I find it a great occasion of grief that our beloved genre should have got in any way mixed up with that drivelling, dribbling load of pig-poo called 'the Turner Prize.'

YUK : In ♠♠♠♠♠♠ !!!!!!

~M~


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