Remembrance of Phone Numbers Past: Kay Calls Friends in Philadelphia

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Telephone Operator Loretta connects Kay with friends in Philadelphia during the opening reception for Art in Odd Places: Number on Friday, October 11 at Pedro Albizu Campos Plaza on 14th Street.

REMEMBRANCE OF PHONE NUMBERS PAST: a street performance evoking nostalgia from numbers. LuLu LoLo as “Telephone Operator Loretta” attired as a 1940 telephone operator complete with vintage headset will attempt to connect passersby with the earliest telephone number they remember. All callers will be invited to leave a voice message to the past.

Remembrance of Phone Numbers Past: Angela Calls Her Old Land Line

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Telephone Operator Loretta connects Angela with her old land line  on Ludlow Street during the opening reception for Art in Odd Places: Number on Friday, October 11 at Pedro Albizu Campos Plaza on 14th Street.

REMEMBRANCE OF PHONE NUMBERS PAST: a street performance evoking nostalgia from numbers. LuLu LoLo as “Telephone Operator Loretta” attired as a 1940 telephone operator complete with vintage headset will attempt to connect passersby with the earliest telephone number they remember. All callers will be invited to leave a voice message to the past.

“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