Telephonagings Nice – New York

Series: 
Living Absent in New-York
Creator: 
Ruy Blas
Performer: 
Ruy Blas
Producer: 
Ruy Blas
Theoretical background: 
This action initiates a series of three connections of Niçoise telephone booths with New York telephone booths:

Téléphonages Nice - New York, 1983

Dialogues over the telephone between anonymous crowds, 1984

New-York telephone self portraits, 1985
Occurence: 
Starting date: 
1983
1983/10
Topology: 
Adress: 
cabine téléphonique
Nice
France

4 cassettes audio

Synopsis / Description: 
4 cassettes audio
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Documents: 

Compte-rendu manuscrit du téléphonage Nice - New-York du 12 septembre 1983

Type: 
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Compte-rendu manuscrit du téléphonage Nice - New-York du 12 septembre 1983
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Ruy Blas | trace de la performance "Téléphonages Nice - New York", 1983 | © Ruy Blas | courtesy de l'artiste
Ruy Blas | trace de la performance "Téléphonages Nice - New York", 1983 | © Ruy Blas | courtesy de l'artiste

Compte rendu manuscrit du téléphonage Nice - New-York du 22 septembre 1983

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Compte rendu manuscrit du téléphonage Nice - New-York du 22 septembre 1983
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Ruy Blas | trace de la performance "Téléphonages Nice - New York", 1983 | © Ruy Blas | courtesy de l'artiste
Ruy Blas | trace de la performance "Téléphonages Nice - New York", 1983 | © Ruy Blas | courtesy de l'artiste

Texte d'intention

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Texte d'intention
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Ruy Blas | trace de la performance "Téléphonages Nice - New York", 1983 | © Ruy Blas | courtesy de l'artiste

listing des différentes actions, démarches faisant partie de la série <em>Living Absent in New-York</em>

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
listing des différentes actions, démarches faisant partie de la série <em>Living Absent in New-York</em>
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Ruy Blas | trace de la performance "Téléphonages Nice - New York", 1983 | © Ruy Blas | courtesy de l'artiste
Description: 
Series of telephonaging between myself, a Niçois artist and the anonymous crowd of New York via five New York public telephone booths located in five main avenues of this city, I make contact with anonymous New Yorkers who have enough sense of humor and curiosity to pick up the receiver of this public telephone ringing in the air; once the contact was established – often with difficulty – I introduce myself and explain quickly to them the purpose of the telephonaging:

Hello,

Your attention please, just for a few seconds I'm calling from a French Public telephone box just to tell through a New-Yorker telephone box, some anonymous New-Yorkers, a few words.

I'm an Artist, an Artist in Sociology.

My artistic name is : Ruy Blas.

I'm calling you from the city of Nice on the French Riviera.

My artistic work is about : Nice-New York by phone.

Its goal is to create a link between me, French artist and the anonymous crowd of New York City, you belong to I now, the link is created, thank you for answering.
Ruy Blas | photographie de la performance "Téléphonages Nice - New York", 1983 | © Ruy Blas | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Ruy Blas | photographie de la performance "Téléphonages Nice - New York", 1983 | © Ruy Blas | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste