"Cellular Trans_Actions" performance
/ talk focuses on issues dealing with real time, physical space interruptions,
and the performative aspects of everyday life. The approach is one of a "ready
made" performance by audience members who are requested to leave their
cell phones on and not to restrain themselves from placing calls if they feel
compelled to communicate with someone at any moment during thetalk. They are
also given phone numbers of other audience members to break the usual communication
in public spaces. The conversations happening are streamed live to the net
and archived for later use. Much is
left to chance, depending on the location and the number of audience members who have their phones on.
Cellular trans_actions is context driven, with differences emerging from various geographical locations / cultures / languages. The last talk | performance took place at the Edith Russ Haus on September 14, 2001. Audience members were asked to discuss issues around September 11th in their native language, leaving the artist out of the conversation. On July 3rd, Cellular Trans_Actions is taking place at the Lab in San Francisco.