St. Marks & A

2014, 1:01:03, color, sound, HD video

An ethnographic study of the landline in the form of a vertical video. Originally included in the solo exhibit "Don't Lose The Manual" at the Visual Art Center at the University of Texas at Austin, ST. MARKS & A is a visual essay about a phone booth shot in real time one summer afternoon in New York City. It's an HD time capsule for the smartphone future.


ST. MARKS & A is not theatrical. It is to be shown vertically on an HD television monitor. Sound level should be kept relatively low to encourage watchers to stand near the screen. It can be put at a 3 or 4 out of a possible 10. It should be audible, but only enough to signal a viewer to lean in or move closer. - AL