Callspace


Redux

With the advent of wireless communication, social places have become progressively more antisocial. Mobile communication devices have the ability to remove users from their surroundings and project them into a metaspace outside the physical world. Callspace reverses this paradigm by giving a voice to forgotten places. Callspace is a sound installation that utilizes cellular technology to network ambient sound from site-specific locations throughout a given metropolitan area. Six cellphones modified to run on solar power and answer automatically when an incoming call is received are placed in remote locations, and connections are made between these cellphones and cellular telephones located in an exhibition space. The output of each telephone is wired directly to a dedicated loudspeaker housed in a monolithic speaker enclosure. Inaccessible and uninhabited locations are chosen because their soundscapes tend to go unnoticed. The sounds inside a clock tower, atop a telephone pole, under a wind turbine: these are the voices of unique, localized areas in a world that increasingly commodifies and rarifies private space. Callspace gives listeners the ability to eavesdrop on this tacit chorus, to enter a soundscape outside of their daily experience.

  • Artists

    Redux

    A collaboration between Mark Cetilia and Joe Cantrell, Redux exists as an exercise in destruction and recombination. The nature of technological grow…

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    Mark Cetilia

    Mark Cetilia is a sound and media artist working at the nexus of analogue and di…

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    Joe Cantrell

    Joe Cantrell is a musician and multimedia artist specializing in sound art, installations, compositions and performances inspired by the nexus o…

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  • Events

    Sep 30 – Oct 10

    Redux premieres their Creative Capital project "Callspace" at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket, RI


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  • News

    Sep 27, 2010

    Redux Premieres Callspace as part of PIXILERATIONS [v.7] in Rhode Island


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