Landline is a text message performance between two people in different cities.
Created by Dustin Harvey and Adrienne Wong.
An audio guide prompts you to drift through the city and stop at a series of well-chosen locations. You conjure a city thousands of miles away and, in it, your scene partner. You are invited to begin a conversation via text message about themes like memory, absent loved ones and massive change. You return to home base where you find a table set for two. The mental image you’ve made of your scene partner is contrasted by their real-time image on a video screen. Now face-to-face, only you can determine how much you reveal and how far the conversation will go.
Photos by Mel Hattie.