A phone sits solemnly on a pedestal, ringing incessantly as if by an urgent caller.

The viewer is disallowed from answering the phone.

Pavlov is about the control technology has over us. A ringing phone begs to be answered, when it can not be it becomes irksome to say the least. Even with signs indicating not to touch the installation, it was picked up, unplugged, silenced and otherwise perturbed. Can a phone be a needy thing? Does it call out like a crying child?

Shown at:


Friend St. Gallery, Fresh Media
Boston, Massachusetts, USA