For “The Evidence of Things Not Said” a prepared phone-booth is installed in a public place. The booth will ring from time to time, asking passing by pedestrians to lift the reciever.

The users then would hear recorded accounts of racist incidents in Austria documented by ZARA (Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Arbeit,

The booth forms a capsule of privacy in the middle of public space and bears symbolic meanings to circumstance in which the racist encounters may happen, as private experiences in public. The voices being heard by the user can be considered metaphorically as “distress calls” from victims of racism.

The only method of experiencing the piece is taking action. As the result, it would materialize as a process in the city and joins the viral dynamics of people talking and hearing things in an urban landscape.

The voice-recordings in the telephone-booth are only in German.

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