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Mar 21, 2020

Phone Call

Phone Call brings together poets and artists in immediate response to the shutdowns surrounding COVID-19 in an effort to connect people during a time of isolation. Inspired, in-part, by the late John Giorno’s Dial-a-Poem, Yoko Ono’s Telephone Piece, and Nigel Shafran’s series Ruth on the phonePhone Call aims to reconnect people within intimate space of a phone call on a 1-to-1 level. Participants can sign up to be read to and hold conversations with poets and artists over the phone beginning in April.

Conceived by Ginevra Shay, Phone Call is part of the nomadic project Rose Arcade, and supported by Transformer. Through Phone Call, Transformer will be providing funding to more than 20 artists, and connection to more than 200 participants. With your support, our goal is to grow this program, funding more artists and providing Phone Call more people in the community.