The Receiver

The Receiver invites cellphones to be temporarily collected in a communal location; creating a physical, visual, and auditory barrier. A return to personal communication is encouraged by freeing oneself from the responsibilities and burdens of the cell phone.

The cell phone is an integral extension of human communication. For many, there is a habitual reliance on this technology that has transformed it into an indispensable item.

Cell phone usage creates detachment from a group. Face to face communication is often interrupted because of the cell phone, diminishing the personal experience.

The Receiver invites cell phones to be temporarily collected in a communal location; creating a physical, visual, and auditory barrier. Freeing oneself from the responsibilities and burdens of the cell phone encourages a return to physical communication.

The reference to Dreyfuss’ iconic telephone form will dictate the intent of the piece while also establishing a connection to the past. There is general encouragement to reuse and repurpose.

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