notes from an urban hibernation

Paris : Simon Cutts & Erica Van Horn

The Wall Phone

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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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