TELEPHONE: An International Arts Experiment

TELEPHONE: An International Arts Experiment

20th April 2015
Satellite Collective
New York City, NY, USA / Worldwide

TELEPHONE works just like the children’s game of the same name. Also called Operator, Grapevine, Phonebook, Ear-To-Ear, TELEPHONE is simple. One person comes up with a message and whispers it to another person. 
That person whispers to the next person. As the whispered message travels through it the sequence of players, 
the message changes, it evolves, it surprises. 

In our game of TELEPHONE, we whispered the message from art form to art form. So the message could become poetry, then a painting, then music, then film, and so on. Each artist was only aware of the work of 
art that directly preceded her or his own. Each artist received a work and was told to translate the message into the language of his or her own art form. 

The other twist was that when an artist sent back their interpretive work, we then “whispered” it to two or three other artists. Instead of progressing in a single, straight line, our game of TELEPHONE branched out exponentially like 
a family tree. This interactive, online exhibition presents 315 original and interconnected works in 18 different art forms, created specifically for this experiment by artists from 159 cities in 42 countries. 
And it all originated with a single message. 

Find full statement and pictures here

Read full article about TELEPHONE and the exhibition on The New York Times.

Glad to take part in TELEPHONE.
Great work from Satellite Collective and everyone who has participated in years.

                                                                                                    Still from High Set, photography, 2012

“Oh God thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.“
— Breton Fisherman’s Prayer


A Flight of Steps on The Homocaust - Gallery

performance, 4 days, 2-3h each session, 2014
Venice International Performance Art Week, Venice, IT

Pictures by Monika Sobczak.



Gender Week Festival

Art [] Gender [] Art & LLH Trøndelag
7-11 April 2015
Trondheim, Norway

LLH Trøndelag and Art[]Gender[]Art announce their upcoming collaborative event, Gender Week Festival, to be held in Trondheim 7-11 April 2015. This will be the first festival in Trondheim dedicated solely to celebrating gender diversity with a large selection of events, including art, performances, seminars, workshop and party.

The week is offering a variety of activities available to anyone interested, all free of charge. One of the organisers, france rose, describes the festival as “a safe and dynamic space in which to explore, experiment, and come to understand how gender operates in our daily lives. [It’s] an opportunity that has been largely lacking in Trondheim.” 
Visit genderweektrondheim.com for more information.

                                                                                                             As we use to be, 2012


Archivio Queer Italia

Archivio Queer Italia
- New Website

                                                                                                   Still from All the letters, 2013

Archivio Queer Italia (AQI) is an online platform that offers visibility to queer artistic practices, theories and politics that relate to Italian culture and society, both in Italy and abroad. The Archive facilitates the creation of a communicative space that allows for exchanges between individuals, groups and organisations.

AQI explores the intersections and creative areas between queer theory, practice and experiences. 

It focuses on artistic, marginal and non-conformist actions and politico-philosophical revolts against normative social structures and impositions.

The archive is divided into three sections: Art, Theory and Activism. Each of these sections is compiled through an interactive dialogue between on and offline communities and through the continuing research led by the AQI team.

The ‘Art’ Archive contains the biographical details of individuals and groups of artists who explore queer and feminist thought. It includes artists who explore the use of different modes of expression and artistic practices. 
These include theatre, performance, dance, sculpture, painting and visual art.

The ‘Theory’ Archive consists of an interactive bibliography of authors who explore the complex intersections between thought/lived experience and personal/collective narratives. This list is continually expanding and 

all works are linked to their online sources.

The ‘Activism’ Archive [online from April] is an interactive digital map of the organisations, artistic/political collectives, social centres and university departments that work with queer and feminism in each region of Italy.

Beyond this, AQI provides weekly information about Italian queer and feminist events, conferences and 

open calls for work via Facebook and Twitter.

We invite you to take part in and/or share this project which, by developing horizontally, is always actively searching for new suggestions, collaborations and constructive criticisms. 

Info & Details



 Paths and protagonists of Italian Art Action
  by Giovanni Fontana, Nicola Frangione and Roberto Rossini
Preface by Viana Conti

 SAGEP EDITORS, Genoa Paperback, 16 x 23.5 cm, 384 pages, € 30
English text in front

ITALIAN PERFORMANCE ART is the first publication to cover Italy's contemporary Performance Art scene, offering a detailed picture of the present while tracing the main historical referential influences. From Futurism to Body Art, 

the Action Poetry of the new avant-garde twentieth century is highlighted through the most recent reports of creative gestures and new technologies. The book includes a collection of essays, critical theorists' key notes, and a section of monographic reviews illustrating the work of the artists involved in the ever-growing sphere of Performance Art.

Glad to take part in it.