Pick Up is a intervention for one listener at a time in a phone box directly opposite London College of Communication. As the listener approaches, the phone rings and offers an intimate encounter, mixing ‘real’ sounds and actions of the street with fictions drawn from cinematic scenes on public phones, as a momentary reframing of public space. The antiquated technology of the phone box allows for an interplay of fictions and storytelling within a wider sonic landscape of cars, people and actions.
The work was a commission as part of seven artworks exploring and contributing to the sonic places of Elephant & Castle as part of City Sonic Places: experiencing the urban soundscape at London College of Communication.
Phone Box | Speakers | Telephone. Duration 3 Minutes.