MISSED CALLS

The presence of technology in everyday life has exponentially increased over the past 10 years. Its evolution has assimilated into all areas, most significantly in the way we communicate. This has radically affected the language we use and the ways in which it is changed within current technological systems. Missed Calls attempts to capture the current state and limitations of communication across the current technological network. Three unique phone numbers are posted in three diverse locations throughout Dallas. When a call is placed, a corresponding phone in the gallery will ring and the user is invited to leave a message. This message is sent through a system of consumer available programs designed to convert, transcribe, and translate the content in hopes of more easily connecting its users. The text ultimately terminates into a continuous printout in the gallery, showing the artifacts of digital intervention. While the diversity of geographic locations with the posted phone numbers is important, the potential for them to be published on the web is a conscious inevitability. The idea of participants crafting a statement that ultimately becomes resigned to and changed by a system set in place by others is central to the theme of the exhibition. After the conclusion of the exhibition, the scrolling printout of the messages collected through its tenure will be bound into a book as an archive.

Missed Calls, 2013

Customized Software, Computer, Dot Matrix Printer, Continuious Feed Paper, 3 Cellular Phones
Dimensions Variable
Photo Courtesy of Kevin Todora

Missed Calls, 2013

Customized Software, Computer, Dot Matrix Printer, Continuious Feed Paper, 3 Cellular Phones
Dimensions Variable
Photo Courtesy of Kevin Todora

(214)984-4578, (214)984-4594, (214)984-4620, 2013

Dot Matrix Print on Computer Paper
9" X 11"
Photo Courtesy of Kevin Todora

Missed Calls, 2013

Customized Software, Computer, Dot Matrix Printer, Continuious Feed Paper, 3 Cellular Phones
Dimensions Variable