Su-Mei Tse (Luxembourg, b. 1973)
Video projection, high definition with sound, 6 minutes 49 seconds, looped musical score: Cello Concerto #1 in E Flat Major by Dimitri Shostakovich
Gift of the Contemporary Art Society of the Cleveland Museum of Art in memory of Rosalie Cohen
Tse works in a variety of media including video, sculpture, and photography. Her background as a classical cellist and her upbringing in both Western and Eastern cultures are at the foundation of her work. Here, music becomes both a subject matter and a medium. Mistelpartition is structured as a sequence of images and sound that repeats in an infinite loop so that the viewer’s experience may transcend the immediate action recorded on video.
Gift of the Contemporary Art Society of the Cleveland Museum of Art in memory of Rosalie Cohen 2009.10