Cellular Buddies

Performers with Audio Suitcases, cellular phones, and answering system that allows anyone to call them up and talk “out loud”.
1996. Sonambiente Sound Art Festival, Academy of Arts, Berlin. Five people dressed in security guard uniforms are posted at various museum venues.

Each CELLULAR BUDDY carries an Audio Suitcase equipped with a cellular phone, batteries, and a complete PA system that automatically allows anyone to call them up and talk “out loud”. The project works as a form of mobile high-tech version of “Speakers Corner” in Hyde Park London (where people stand on wooden crates and give speeches), but in this situation the participants can call up the CELLULAR BUDDIES from the comfort and privacy of their own home, business, or street phone and express themselves.