Phone Tapping

HeeWon Lee

21 September 2009

Video, 9’30”

In the manner of an old urban symphony (those films of the early 20th century that depicted the face of a new city within the framework of the industrial society) Phone Tapping takes the spectator through an urban scenario where light and vertical architecture are mixed with different voice-overs.

The sound, through a series of telephone conversations about ghosts, seems to float on the fringes of the image, surrounded by skyscrapers. A sort of map is thus drawn, halfway between the physical and the sentimental, which ultimately reveals the immaterial character of the successive layers of information that articulate life in our cities.