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12 Sep ’10 A Day Without the Mobile Phone Art projects, Production

We invite people to spend 24 hours without their mobile phone. The phones are hanged up on a tree in a city center where they create a light and sound installation. Our every day companion, mobile phone, gets meaningful assessment when looking at it from a distance.

A Day Without the Mobile Phone is an urban intervention, including people and the media. The authors have organized it in art festivals in Estonia, Canada, Brazil and Germany. This work is part of Riin Rõõs’ MA thesis “A day without a cell phone, mobile phone-based participatory art project. Cellphone as an artistic medium.” (supervisor Raivo Kelomees) in Interactive Multimedia at Estonian Academy of Arts.

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Sound recording 13. Sept. 2007 at 10 pm in Tallinn under the tree:
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ISEA International Symposium on Electronic Art
2010, Dortmund Germany

International Festival of Mobile Art and Creativity
2009, Sao Paulo Brazil

The Works Art & Design Festival
2008, Edmonton Canada

Festival Plektrum
2007, Tallinn Estonia

Authors: Riin Rõõs, Eve Arpo
Production: Riin Rõõs, Eve Arpo
With the support of: Estonian Centre for Contemporary Arts, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Cultural Endowment, Archimedes, Hasartmängumaksu Nõukogu