notes from an urban hibernation

Paris : Simon Cutts & Erica Van Horn

The Wall Phone


The telephone as household object has been taken from our lives. There are no more telephone boxes on the street.  All connection is now articulated and monitored by smart-phone, Skype and the rest. So sometimes it is a shock to see the remnants of the previous era, like the body of this wall-phone in the toilet of some bar. It seems like it has been decapitated, its arms and legs ripped off.
My friend Stephen Duncalf still has a wall-phone, kept so close to the ground in the sitting room of his house in Nottingham, that it is uncomfortable to be on the phone for long, which is I guess is his intention. SC


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