After the Tone
2011 – 2012
An audio artist’s book / installation commissioned by the Book Apothecary project. The two telephone handsets can be used to record and listen to impossible voicemail messages that have been left for people that the contributors to the piece would not be able to communicate with in reality. The piece was produced in collaboration with designer / maker Nick James, artist Hannah Keville and members of the public who contributed their messages. The Book Apothecary is a travelling museum of artist books conceived and led by the visual artist and writer Yvette Hawkins. After the Tone was created and shown Culture Lab OnSite, Newcastle in November 2011. It has since been shown at The Lit and Phil, Newcastle for The Late Shows (2012); Nomadic Village UK (2012); Dunbar, Scotland (2013); and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (2013).