Today Calls

(2017)

Daily feed at the dedicated project site Today Calls.Website.

Related works: Dial 9 (for NSCAD), Dial 40 (for Art Metropole), Publick, SeptSixUn-QuatreHuitQuatreUn, Stéréophonie, Tue, un jeudi téléphonique.

Texts by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Christof Migone, and Jordan Scott.

Kathryn and Jordan were invited to pick a historical event for every day of the year (from the events that Wikipedia lists for every day). They wrote a response, and in turn, I wrote a response to theirs (plus took account of the prompts they chose).

Today Calls You. Do you answer the call? If so, how and when? Today.

Each day another X appears (January 1: 1, December 31: 365/366).

On the right you see the current month, the links below get you to the past months:
JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL
MAY
JUNE

An installation version with telephones and audio will be ready to soon. It features the voices of Lauren Cullen, Amy Fung, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Marla Hlady, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Christof Migone, Niloufar Salimi.

Project made possible thanks to funding provided by the Ontario Arts Council.

June 1:

Text by Jordan Scott (left). Prompt: 1868 – The Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed, allowing the Navajo to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
Text by Christof Migone (center). Prompts: texts by Jordan and Kathryn plus the prompts they chose.
Text by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer (right). Prompt: 2011 – A rare tornado outbreak occurs in New England; a strong EF3 tornado strikes Springfield, Massachusetts, during the event, killing four people.

JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL
MAY
JUNE