|photo credit: Liis Toliao|
Tel.talk's open invitation to seek out "chat booths" and join in on the conversation: Anthea Foyer and Rob King will be managing an installation from March 14 to 21 at two booths that were chosen for their iconic neighbourhood locations. Here's a description of what they will be doing:
Our society is rapidly becoming more and more divided. Right vs Left. Rich vs Poor. Urban vs Suburban. And so on and so on... We believe that a little conversation, a little understanding, and a little sharing can go a long way. We would like to give two neighbourhoods a voice with which to engage each other in a long conversation. Specifically we want to connect the Bay Street crowd with Jarvis and Queen. At each site we will create a warm and cosy environment in each of these phone booths. When passerby pick up with phone and dial the provided number they will be greeted by a message recorded in the other phone booth. After listening to the message they will be prompted to record a response. This response will then be used as the greeting message in the other neighbourhood's phone booth. In a way, one resident at a time will provide a voice for their neighbourhood, and create a dialog between the two very different areas.