“Remembrance of Phone Numbers Past”

Part of the 9th annual Art in Odd Places festival
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Curated by Radhika Subramaniam
Founder/Director, Ed Woodham
www.artinoddplaces.org
Remembrance of Phone Numbers Past
Photo: Paul Takeuchi.
Wig and Costume Stylist: Ramona Ponce
Sound Technician: Eva von Schweinitz

LuLu LoLo: Telephone Operator Loretta, circa 1940, will attempt to connect passers-by to the earliest phone number they remember and invite them to leave a message to the past that will be posted on the blog ”Remembrance of Phone Numbers Past”.

Coming soon:  listen to the “Messages to the Past” recorded on 14th Street by telephone operator Loretta.

In the comments section below:

Describe your own earliest telephone memory,

If  you could call that person what would you say to them?

Leave a message to the past.

Performances:

Opening Reception: Friday, October 11, 6-8pm, Pedro Albizu Campos Plaza, 14th Street between Avenues B and C
Saturday, October 12 from 1-5 pm, 14th Street between Sixth and Eighth Avenues
Tuesday, October 15 from 4-6 pm, on the Southwest corner of Union Square at 14th Street and University Place
Saturday, October 19 from 1-5 pm, 14th Street between Avenue A and Second Avenue

13 thoughts on ““Remembrance of Phone Numbers Past”

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  2. Dear LuLu, we will be on a road trip (with our black Lab, Cannonball) touring the Midwest and giving readings, etc., for the first three weeks in October! So we’ll miss this wonderful performance. Keep me posted…

    • You can meet Loretta on 14th Street during these days and times:
      Tonight Opening Reception:
      Friday, October 11, 6-8pm, Pedro Albizu Campos Plaza, 14th Street between Avenues B and C

      Performances:
      Saturday, October 12 from 1-5 pm, 14th Street between Sixth and Eighth Avenues
      Tuesday, October 15 from 4-6 pm, on the Southwest corner of Union Square at 14th Street and University Place
      Saturday, October 19 from 1-5 pm, 14th Street between Avenue A and Second Avenue

  3. As always LuLuLoLo sharing her energy with us through her great performances, through her intense art! I’m proud to have her as a friend and to have had the opportunity to watch her on stage. Undoubtedly an artist who inspires us. Carry on, as always! Bravissima, LuLu!!! With my best wishes. Alexandre Damiano Junior
    (Or just Alex)

  4. I’d visit my Grandma and Grandad a couple of times a year from when I was about nine years old. I’d travel from Brisbane to Sydney for school holidays. I’ll never forget my Grandma’s telephone. It was vintage. Even in the 70’s I knew it was mega old. It was black and heavy. It rang really loudly too and my Dad explained that Grandad had ‘done something to it’ that made it ring like that because Grandma was half deaf (‘selective hearing’ Dad also said). As you dialled each number it made a lovely whirring sound. I remember ringing my Aunty Sue who is only 10 years older than me and saying ‘get me out of here’. I’d be scared Grandma would hear our conversations but then I remembered she was half deaf.

    This is such a wonderful project. It’s made me think of all the awesome parts of my childhood at my Grandparents home. I was always so welcome and safe there. Pru

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