Callspace, 2010 Callspace is a digital arts installation that utilizes cell phone technology to network ambient sound from unpopulated, site-specific locations. Six cell phones are modified to run on solar power and are placed in locations throughout a given major metropolitan area. Connections are made between the cell phones and one of six speakers housed in monolithic aluminum structures. These structures contain light as well as speakers and are arranged to create a compelling spatial experience. The sounds broadcast from each location cause light to flicker in a corresponding structure within the gallery space.
Inaccessible and uninhabited locations are chosen because they represent spaces yet to be incorporated by the global economy. They transmit the sound of unique, localized areas in a world that increasingly commodifies and rarefies private space. The listener eavesdrops on their tacit chorus, a soundscape of places normally outside their acoustic experience.
Callspace premiered in August of 2010 at the Machines with Magnets Gallery in Pawtuckett, RI. This project is a collaborative work with Mark Cetilia and is made possible by a grant from the Creative Capital Foundation.

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