The Payphone Memorial

The Payphone Memorial: Phone Portraits.

Nine - soon to be dismantled - pay phones in Kyoto, Berlin and Linz have been converted into transitorial memorial sites for people to have their souvenir photo taken. That is commonly refered to as Collective Landmarking.

Passerbyers were asked to use the pay phone, call in their friends, get into pose and connect with the pay phone. In return they were given a free Polaroid photo and an opportunity to talk about their use of phones - public or not. While the participants tried to act out an interesting pay phone situation they realized that souvenir photos are not only possible in front of a tourist sight. Some online visitors abroad got inspired and had their souvenir photo taken with the pay phone nearest to their home...