Telephone

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The telephone as a social technology has featured in many of my art projects. These projects have explored the history of the telephone as it reorganised labour relations, emergent concepts of noise in information theory, and the communal dimensions of remote presence and  telephonic speech. Through this research I also began collecting discarded answering machine tapes at the moment when households turned to digital voice mail. My archive contains 100s of personal messages and conversations that I continue to work with as ready-made audio.

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