Ring Ring Ring is an exhibition where there is nothing to see, but everything to hear. This experimental format brings together 100 artists and 100 phones, but no artworks are displayed in PAL Project. The phones ring randomly, allowing visitors to listen to descriptions of the dedicated artworks. The text was written by curator Andy Rankin and read by a synthesized voice using recordings of artist Carla Adra’s voice. After listening to the recording, one simply needs to press a specific key on the phone to be connected with the gallery owners for the acquisition of the artwork or its description. The audio file is a duplicable multiple until the moment the phone stops ringing, which happens as soon as the artwork is sold. To encourage a listening time conducive to stimulating the imagination, the artwork’s title or the name of the artist who created it is not revealed. This uncertainty is heightened by the fact that it is impossible to know when the phone will ring, or even if it will ring again. This unique listening experience with inevitably incomplete descriptions gives rise to a curious sense of urgency. It prompts the question of what we truly retain from a work of art: is it what we see, what we are told, or what is recounted to us? This exhibition is an exploration of the spread of rumors and the birth of legends. Ring Ring Ring is an exhibition where there is nothing to see, but everything to imagine.
Ring Ring Ring was made possible thanks to the valuable technical and creative support from Telerys Communication.