Monday, July 16, 2012
Amy Radio's In-Phone-Tainment opens August 3rd
Call 323-TIE-IN-LA (323.843-4652)
323 Projects is pleased to present, In-Phone-Tainment with Amy Radio sponsored by Girl Friend Beer. This exhibition explores how entertainment, news, advertising, and music intersect via the telephone. Using layered sounds to create a quasi-informational form of In-Phone-Tainment, this exhibition will play off the structure of services like Movie Phone, Phone Trees, and Call for Time to question how we seek, receive and process information pertaining to leisure and consumption. Each day callers to 323 Projects will hear an onslaught of quick snippets of info, songs, and imaginary sponsored ads as well as a daily drama entitled Cliff Hanger! Each recording will in essence run about the same amount of time as a commercial pop song, but will contain bits and pieces of factual and made up of ‘info.’ In-Phone-Tainment references the omnipresence of mobile phones as devices used to obtain a mixture of entertainment and valuable information, and seeks to blur the lines between the two.