Wooden K2 Telephone Kiosk, Burlington House entranceway, Piccadilly W1J 0BD
19th September 2014 – 3rd May 2015.
How does the street telephone kiosk alter our experience of listening in the city? Four artists create new sound works for a unique 1920s red telephone kiosk on Piccadilly
The first red telephone kiosk designed in 1924 by renowned architect Giles Gilbert Scott is the site for four new sound works commissioned by Measure, a non-for-profit arts organisation. The historic structure installed under the entranceway to Burlington House, Piccadilly was the only wooden prototype made of this iconic design.
Marking the 90th anniversary, Measure presents a programme of sonic compositions by UK-based artists. Presented consecutively artists Holly Pester, Aura Satz, Dan Scott and Lawrence Abu Hamdan each probe the cultural role of the public telephone, its technological design and its relevance as a site for solitary conversation within a bustling central London setting.
Telephone features an accompanying public programme of talks and performances. Aura Satz’s commission launch event is at the Hayward Gallery on the 15th November, more info coming soon.
Telephone is co-curated by Measure and Poppy Bowers.
Supported using public funding from the Arts Council of England
Telephone is kindly supported by Callagenix