Venus Ex Machina’s Phone Home is a rotary dial telephone hacked to play lullabies. Viewers are invited to use the dials and call the country code of their home. Drawing on the famed line in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. and the distortion of longing found within, Ex Machina draws on the immigrant as alien outsider, functioning as both a calling to long and a longing to call for home.
This installation is in the Lower Gallery, part of the exhibition Nine Nights: Channel B. Entry with an exhibition ticket
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