Monday, 12 March 2012

Pay phone interventions: Austin TX

Image courtesy of the Pay Phone Revival Project (thanks!)
Over in Austin, Texas it seems the pay phone's day has come and gone.  The Pay Phone Revival Project invites artists to submit ideas for art interventions in abandoned pay phone booths.  That's right, abandoned.  According to their Kickstarter campaign their mission is to "restore function and communicative potential to abandoned payphone booths while also creating meaningful interactions between pedestrians and their everyday surroundings."

Some inspiring stuff varying from transforming these structures into a mailboxes where strangers can exchange letters to an audio installation that uses bits of old telephone as if it were speaking from the dead.

We think it's pretty cool what they are up to south of the border and are glad to see we're not the only ones who think phone booths need a little artsy love.

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