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Aliza Shvarts, Hotline, 2020-Present

Developed during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hotline appropriates the dated, faceless technology of the telephone hotline in order to consider what kinds of things we ask, confess, or create with one another at a mediated distance. From sex hotlines, crisis hotlines, psychic hotlines, to tip hotlines, the anonymous phone call is a poignant example of intimacy without proximity. To participate, call (866) 696-0940 (international callers, please use Facetime Audio or Skype). Stay anonymous. If you choose to leave a message, it will be made public as part of the documentation for this piece. To listen to messages left by past participants, please scan or click the QR codes below.

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