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23.05.2011
Public Phones - János Sugár
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My work is a public telephone located centrally in a city, or in the lobby of a public building. There is a board above the telephone on which is written: "This is a free phone, but the conversations are being recorded and published later word by word." ...

My work is a public telephone located centrally in a city, or in the lobby of a public building. There is a board above the telephone on which is written: "This is a free phone, but the conversations are being recorded and published later word by word."

There could be special phones in museum lobbies, (with a big red “privacy button”) where there is a chance to decide either to pay and have privacy or not to pay but being published later. The published conversations could be for sale there. It could develop into a chain: the published conversations of one city could be on sale in an other city, and vice versa. On one hand it could be a kind of an illustration of the famous slogan: There is no such a thing as a free lunch, on the other hand I would like to demonstrate the significance of the ad hoc documentations: what will be important for the future could be the noise of the present.

My work is a public telephone located centrally in a city, or in the lobby of a public building. There is a board above the telephone on which is written: "This is a free phone, but the conversations are being recorded and published later word by word." ...

My work is a public telephone located centrally in a city, or in the lobby of a public building. There is a board above the telephone on which is written: "This is a free phone, but the conversations are being recorded and published later word by word."

There could be special phones in museum lobbies, (with a big red “privacy button”) where there is a chance to decide either to pay and have privacy or not to pay but being published later. The published conversations could be for sale there. It could develop into a chain: the published conversations of one city could be on sale in an other city, and vice versa. On one hand it could be a kind of an illustration of the famous slogan: There is no such a thing as a free lunch, on the other hand I would like to demonstrate the significance of the ad hoc documentations: what will be important for the future could be the noise of the present.