call out... poster

Call out . . . is a live transmission arts performance, consisting of an anonymous phone survey where we rip a random page out of the local phone book and call each number sequentially asking the people on the other end of the line about the first thing they think of when hear the word "feminism." The resultant sound piece iterates from seemingly endless dial tones and ringing, to strange momentary windows into random people's lives and politics. Call out . . . provides a dissonant illustration of the chaos, disparity, and heterogeneity of contemporary feminist positions.

We first performed call out . . . on a live radio broadcast at East Village Radio as part of Performa 09 (transcript on poster above), and we have since made a number of spontaneous private performances, recorded for our archive.

For an audio clip of one such performance, click here.