Interactive Installation > The Telephone Game

An interactive installation for one to seven people that is loosely reminiscent of the childhood game/ritual 'Telephone'.
The Telephone Game (detail)
Speaker wire, participant-produced audio, white noise
12 x 12 x 12 ft
2012

The Telephone Game is a site-specific installation for the Arlington Arts Center that explores communication along with the intrigue and barrier of multi-person miscommunication. Using crocheted speaker wire and a centralized electronic system, Biondo has constructed a puzzling interaction between seven people that is loosely reminiscent of the childhood game/ritual 'Telephone', but with distinct flaws. Viewers are to pick up one of seven telephones affixed to a central crocheted axis and respond to the communication (or miscommunication) each receives, facing their six other counterparts through a screen of woven wire.