The Call, 2018
HD video (5'05"), moving felt, rotary phone, well, disco balls.
First shown at Airspace Gallery, September 2018
A Ghost receives a mysterious phone call. Ready or not, something is coming.
The Call is a prism, each facet refracting an aspect of the nerve-wracking fact that we are being called to account. To whom and for what do we stand accountable? Our forbears, descendants, comrades? The institutions and systems that drain and sustain us? Our past and future selves, inner worlds, time itself? Ancient gods whose names we have forgotten?
Even if we don't fully understand what is required of us and how it will end, we are being called now to account for and interrupt toxic and oppressive systems where we find them: in the wider world, in our circles of influence, in our histories and in the recesses of our own hearts.
Exhibition documentation by Ellen Dahl
Excerpt from video component