Wednesday 24 April 2013

Call back

The New Museum's exhibition NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star is matched by one of the nicest outreach programmes I've seen in a while: Recalling 1993. As they say in the intro video, they've turned 5,000 payphones throughout Manhattan into time machines: pick up the receiver, dial in the number, and listen to a person tell you s story about the area you're calling from, from 20 years ago.

As much as I liked the little stories, and could imagine wandering the streets for a day, picking up phones, I loved what happened as you zoomed out on the maps even more.

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