Sent From My Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

Sent From My Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Smartphone, acrylic paint on plastic,Size: M. 2016. Installed and left at Pay Fauxn Gallery:  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cabs+Nursing+Home+Co+Inc/@40.6910965,-73.9520844,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x1d4f5b5ddf009604!8m2!3d40.6910965!4d-73.9520844 .

 

http://www.payfauxn.com/keith-allyn-spencer

 

Pay Fauxn was an obsolete pay phone at defunct nursing home at a bus stop in New York City. No free air.

– Marin Kosut (operations)

– Andre Yvon (operations assistant)

Norms of Pay Fauxn (rapidly devolving as appropriate)

–       ANTI-OPENINGS: Openings must be no longer than 10-13 minutes (allow for 17 under unusual circumstances but keep it moving).

–       SOCIALITY: Director must warmly greet every visitor and introduce them to each other and the artist.

–       PR: Don’t invite more than a handful. Announce day of or before, but never give address. Anti PR. Conforms moderately to convention.(UPADATE January 2018 – NO PR)

–       PROP FOR THE HAND: There is a beverage. When people stand around awkwardly on a side walk, just as in a white cube, it helps to have something in your hand. Notice that smokers light up right away – awkward – bring drinks for everyone. Hand people a can for the hand.(UPDATE January 2018 – no beverage. Give necklace sculpture to artist. Put it around their neck.)

–       POEM/GIFT: Do something. Visitors get an envelope. Told to open when they get home and they are alone. A directive – think about how pay phones invite a kind of sociality and public (mis)communication. Dead media. Users re-purpose the phone. Have sex in it, sleep in it, pee in it, throw garbage in it. Reflect on pay phones and changing relationships – to technology and multispecies inter/intra-actions. PF Gallery is an abandoned pay phone in a blasted gentrified urban landscape. (UPDATE January 2018 – the artist is the poem.) The artist is the poem.

Sent From My Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

 

 

Sent From My Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

 

Sent From My Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

 

Sent From My Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Sent From My Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Sent From My Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

 

 

 

 

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