Friday, July 24, 2015

 Phone Booth Project, Installation. Moree NSW Gallery.
  The pay phones are a happening place in the Western desert. They're always ringing out and there's often someone hanging around waiting... people had terrific tales, achievements, business, of keeping family together and of love and friendship, of loss and difficulty and the ongoing struggle to sustain their way of life.
  Western desert phone booths are part of a continuous history of communication for Martu people in the region, from waru (fire) to UHF and CB to the telephone line, and maybe one day mobile phone reception to bridge the distances.
  A video installation reveals this. Take a seat.

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