Wrong Number
Sound Installation

The installation work Wrong Number relates to surveillance, isolation and voyeurism through the use of an answering machine. The normal role this machine has in our daily routines usually involves relaying audio messages from friends, relatives and other associates. For many people, this machine greases the wheels of our social lives, business transactions, and work-related activities. Sometimes, however, I come home to a machine bearing random messages from people who have clearly dialed the wrong number. I occasionally find myself fascinated by this strange and cursory look into the lives of others. They offer an incidental, and sometimes uncomfortably intimate, peek into the lives of complete strangers. Furthermore, whereas we normally have complete control of our surroundings at home, this sonic device acts as a window for all kinds of bizarre, murky and even unintelligible soundbytes.