"Ring Ring Ring" is an exhibition where there is nothing to see, but everything to hear.
This experimental format brings together 100 artists and 100 phones, but no artworks are displayed in PAL Project. The phones ring randomly, allowing visitors to listen to descriptions of the dedicated artworks. The text was written by curator Andy Rankin and read by a synthesized voice using recordings of artist Carla Adra's voice. After listening to the recording, one simply needs to press a specific key on the phone to be connected with the gallery owners for the acquisition of the artwork or its description. The audio file is a duplicable multiple until the moment the phone stops ringing, which happens as soon as the artwork is sold. To encourage a listening time conducive to stimulating the imagination, the artwork's title or the name of the artist who created it is not revealed. This uncertainty is heightened by the fact that it is impossible to know when the phone will ring, or even if it will ring again. This unique listening experience with inevitably incomplete descriptions gives rise to a curious sense of urgency. It prompts the question of what we truly retain from a work of art: is it what we see, what we are told, or what is recounted to us? This exhibition is an exploration of the spread of rumors and the birth of legends.
"Ring Ring Ring" is an exhibition where there is nothing to see, but everything to imagine.
"Ring Ring Ring" was made possible thanks to the valuable technical and creative support from Telerys Communication.
List of featured artists:
Zarouhie Abdalian - Carla Adra - Haseeb Ahmed - Cesar Akli Kaci - Emii Alrai - Xavier Antin - Dana-Fiona Armour - Sasha Auerbakh - Adam Bateman - Alexandre Bavard - Cécile Beau - Yoan Beliard - Louise Belin - Théophile Blandet - Max Blotas - Celia Boulesteix - Max Brück - Gillian Brett - Stéphanie Brossard - Nathan Carême - Leonel Castañeda Galeano - Charlotte Charbonnel - Celia Coette - Caroline Corbasson - Marlon de Azambuja - Georgia Dickie - Marcin Dudek - Riley Duncan - Morgane Ely - Frederik Exner - Antonio Fernández Alvira - Arthur Francietta - Julia Gault - Tania Gheerbrant - Marina Glez. Guerreiro - Jules Goliath - Arthur Golyakov - Romeo Gómez López - Laura Gozlan - Collectif Grapain - Ruiji Han - Kim Hankyul - Jingfang Hao - Tristan Higginbotham - Anders Holen - Ádám Horváth - Silas Inoue - Ellande Jaureguiberry - Gvantsa Jishkariani - Ilya Kabakov - Paul Kajander - On Kawara - Monika Emmanuelle Kazi - Koen Kloosterhuis - Alfons Knogl - Lennart Lahuis - André Magaña - Jenine Marsh - Josep Maynou - Matisse Mesnil - Maya Minder - Anita Molinero - Mikelis Murnieks - Louise Mutrel - Naomi Nakazato - Yosi Negrín - Lee Nevo - Matthias Odin - Francesco Pacelli - Angyvir Padilla - Emma Passera - Jonathan Pêpe - Nelson Pernisco - Emma Pidré - Valentina Pini - Laura Põld - Manon Pretto - Yoel Pytowski - Andy Rankin - Antoine Renard - Vivien Roubaud - Kévin Rouillard - Sofía Salazar Rosales - Janne Schimmel - Kristina Sedlerova Villanen - Ding Shiwei - Dennis Sierig - Paola Siri Renard - Anna Solal - Jura Shust - Laurence Sturla - Shinuk Suh - Katinka Theis - Sarah Valente - Evita Vasiljeva - Capucine Vever - Romain Vicari - Iolo Walker - Xolo cuintle