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TEL-TALK - art interventions in telephone booths
The Tel-talk project brings together artists of varying backgrounds, from across the country, to perform in and or animate a telephone booth in response to themes surrounding public spaces, and the disappearance of traditional phone booths. Artists and writers were invited to contribute a site-specific installation, artwork, or short work of fiction, which references a unique telephone booth location. The installations began in September 2011 and continue through to July 2012. Over the last nine months, each installation was announced and documented on the Tel-talk blog (http://tel-talk.blogspot.ca).
The project “Last Call” consists of three audio pieces. These sound works are cinematic constructions = film as sound.
Three actors helped with the voice work for these audio works. Each actor was stationed at the Bell Telephone booth located on the North West corner of Finch Avenue and Bayview Avenue in Toronto. They all called my home telephone from the payphone for each of the sound recordings. The actors’ dialogue was recorded both on a handheld voice recorder and on my home phone’s answering machine (except for one actor - only a handheld recording was created).
The resulting tracks are edited in post-production into 3 tracks by sound engineer Walter Sawan in Vancouver. The audio files are designed for presentation online and for public reception in a traditional gallery setting for the Tel-Talk exhibition
"Ash Take 12"
Original voice recordings were conducted on Friday March 16, 2012, at the telephone booth at the NE corner of Finch Ave. and Bayview Ave. in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
"Maarika 5 Mixdown"
Original voice recordings were conducted on Friday, March 16, 2012, at the telephone booth at the NE corner of Finch Ave. and Bayview Ave. in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
"Emily Victory 2"