As word got around about this activity, people asked to be put on the list of recipients. Events were delivered to people in their orignal order of creation. In oher words, a latecomer to the list got Phoneyvent number one (Wrong Number) first, number two (Time) second and so forth. Eventually, this became a lot of work and record keeping and led to the invention of the Dialevent.
Today, listening to the selections below through a computer is not the same as in 1978, "getting it in the ear" when you least expect it. So use your imagination.
Recipients of this second Phoneyvent realized something strange was
happening. They stayed until the signature at the end.
"At the Tone the Time Will Be...." 40 seconds.
This third Phoneyvent was the first not "collaged" from telephone
It addresses the fact that I am interupting the recipient for art
"Allow These Things to Close." 52 seconds.
Neil Armstrong's message from the surface of the moon, time shifted
and delivered by phone makes an irresistable Phoneyvent.
"A Small Step." 13 secondss.
Another astronaut communication involves John Carpenter's
of some mysterious "fireflies" over Baja California.
"Fireflies". 47 SECONDS.
Once it was well established among the recipients that these
were emanating from myself, I felt the time was ripe for, at least,
to receive an "anonymous obscene phone call". Do not download this file
if you are under 18 years of age or offended by the "F" word or if it
illegal to do so in your area.
"Anonymous Obscene Phone Call" ,37 seconds.
Of all the Phoneyvents and Dialeyvents that I created, this is the
I most enjoyed delivering.
"Wondering" 1:40 minutes.
Jim Pallas. All rights reserved. 1998. However the lovely concept of
"fair use" certainly allows one to download these to one's favorite
media, call up one's friends and suprise them.
made possible by support from Detroit Art Works