Siyi Li and Rosa Nitzsche
“When we were leaving the conference and saying our goodbyes in the hotel lobby, he suggested making a playlist of songs that ‘had touched us somehow’. I felt embarrassed turning this farewell into a major event, but I also didn’t want to miss an opportunity to touch him. I sent a link to ‘All My Friends’ by the synth rock band LCD Soundsystem.
Famously, LCD Soundsystem announced that they were disbanding in 2011 and played a huge and histrionic farewell concert at Madison Square Garden. Just four years later they released a new album and began touring again. I thought the retracted goodbye was manipulative, but I couldn’t help loving the new music.
He later told me that the track I sent was selfishly long, that it had completely ruined the playlist.”
Text by Silas Edwards.
Poster by Muyeong Kim.
Special thanks to Teresa Heinzelmann.
Photos by Jiyoon Chung.
Siyi Li, See You Cowboy, Someday, Somewhere, 2023, cardboard and glue, 60 x 80 x 80 cm
Rosa Nitzsche, Die Irrfahrt, 2023, video on snare stand, 6:24 min