Fiona MacNeill

Prankcalls Made to S.C.O.R.E., a series of documented performances

Prankcalls made to S.C.O.R.E.- telephone installation 01/05
Prankcalls made to S.C.O.R.E.- telephone installation 01/05

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Statement

The image shown (telephone) is where the audio evidence of 'Prancalls made to S.C.O.R.E.' was finally installed. The 'evidence' of the performances also existed as an editioned book. The telephone was installed at Kent Institute of art and Design in the U.K. and rang every couple of minutes with interior audio in the handset.

The 'Prankcalls' performances consisted of 5 phonecalls made to exclusive London art Galleries. During each phonecall instead of speaking I played a small customised musical instrument down the phone, which created drawings simultaneously, an electronic recorded voice denoted the work as being by me. I called the galleries while they were shut in order to leave the performances as answer machine messages. The first letter of the name of each gallery combined spelled the word S.C.O.R.E., the drawings being made were also musical scores as in the Scoring Board performance.

No one really influenced me to do this, it was a fairly weird thing to do. I guess Laurie Anderson's experimentation with telephones.