Communicating Mobile Phones / Georg Volkert (DE), Photo: Georg Volkert

Communicating Mobile Phones

Georg Volkert (DE)

The communication between individuals has been shifted from real spaces to anonymous abstract digital spaces of social media. A collection of old used mobile phones from different manufactures symbolize those individuals who entered these spaces to communicate using means beyond the possibilities of direct human communication. The present installation (attached to the ceiling with threads) inverts the modern digital evolution by forcing the mobile phones to communicate in an old-fashioned human way – that is, by means of sound waves rather than by electromagnetic waves.