Irene Lupi


Immobile Telephony

Video, 5’00’’

This project is a reflection on communication, which potentially reaches everywhere yet at the same time may have the effect of immobilizing people before a computer screen, blocking them in within the home or, worse still, not allowing them to be part of the front-line face-to-face interaction with the collectivity of other people. One click is all it takes to join an unlimited array of movements without ever truly taking part. Thus an elderly man finds himself making a phone call without old-fashioned equipment, immobilized in his position in the ground, apparently without realizing he is buried up to his waist.