With the multilingual telephone you can choose a place in the map of the world, pick a number, dial it with an old telephone and listen to people talking about love, fear, birthgiving, laughing and many other things in more then forty languages.
Most of the language samples were recorded in Helsinki. Each of the speakers gave free variations starting with the same disfunctional set of phrases and a theme that everyone chose freely.
The multilingual telephone installation includes a rebuilt old telephone, a cabin with a map and an address book of speakers, languages and themes. It can be rented to different spaces.
Special thanks to:
Cultural Centre Caisa, Stoa, Annantalo, Kulttuurikeskus Gloria
Satakielikuukausi / Multilingual Month
and all the people who donated their voices for the telephone