Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bees & Other Travelers

Bees & Other Travelers, an installation by Chris Hill in collaboration with Julia Dzwonkoski, uses postcards to explore communication as public health, beekeeping, and other shared interests and ephemera.
To read postcards, click here.









Monday, August 30, 2010

The Web of Life (7.28-8.22, 2010)


"The Web of Life" (sound, 42:10, 2010) is an audio work produced by Ryan Agnew for Migiwa Orimo's Telephone Booth Project in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Drawn from recorded telephone conversations with Ora Lee Carr Bailey (born 1925) and Bonnie Lee Bailey Agnew (born 1954) with Concertina accordion and toy piano courtesy of Columbus-based musician and sound artist Brian Harnetty. Hand images by Bonnie Agnew, printing by Bill Reinhart. [Listen]

Monday, August 23, 2010

Spoon River Saga Volume 6 (The final volume)

The final volume of Spoon River Saga is currently on view through September 6, 2010.

List of Readers: Volume 6 - Significant Others

Ollie Mcgee…….………Rani Deighe Crowe

Fletcher McGee………………Dave Nickle

Constance Hately……….….Joyce Rowland

Henry Layton………………….Jovan King

Herbert Marshall……………..Roger Watson

Louise Smith…………………Louise Smith

Mrs. Charles Bliss-…………Maribeth Crowe

Reverend Lemuel Wiley……….Mark Reuter

Charlie French…..……Samuel Holman-Smith

Jonas Keene….…………..Franklin Johnson

Albert Schirding…………….Geoff Burkman

Washington McNeely…..………Daniel Britt

Mary McNeely………………..Beth Richards

Hare Drummer………………..Jimmy Rogers

Pauline Barrett…………….Karen Gundersen

Amanda Barker……………….Beth Richards

Sarah Brown……………..Miriam Eckenrode

Rebecca Wasson……………….Barb Hocker

Mrs. Benjamin Pantier………….Debra Kent

Benjamin Pantier…………Mark Diffenderfer

William and Emily….. Louise Smith & John Fleming

Jonathan Houghton…..Jeffrey Lucas

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Web of Life


The current installation of the Telephone Booth Project features Columbus-based artist Ryan Agnew's "The Web of Life" (sound, 42:10, 2010), an audio work about a mother and daughter.

"The Web of Life" (sound, 42:10, 2010) was drawn from recorded telephone conversations with Ora Lee Carr Bailey (born 1925) and Bonnie Lee Bailey Agnew (born 1954). Concertina accordion and toy piano courtesy of Brian Harnetty. Hand images by Bonnie Agnew, printing by Bill Reinhart.


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Monday, July 5, 2010

Coming Up Next


Starting at 5:00 p.m. on July 16th, the Telephone Booth Project will host Theatre Bizarre by Dante Wildern.



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Spoon River Saga Volume 5

Spoon River Project by Rani Deighe Crowe
June 29 - July 14, 2010

Spoon River Volume 5:
Power and Mercy
1. Anthony Findlay…….…Michael Robinson
2. Robert Southey Burke-…………Tom Rogers
3. John Cabanis…..…………..David Gaylor
4. Hannah Armstrong…………Janette Wilges
5. Elsa Wertman………………Judy Kintner
6. Carl Hamblin…………………..Ron Siemer
7. Godwin James…………………Ron Weber
8. Harry WIlmans………………..Jon Prater
9. Mrs. Kessler………………..Phyllis Turner
10. Nellie Clark…………… Rachel Casparian
11. Shack Dye…………………….Jovan King
12. Robert Davidson…………….David Gaylor
13. Ezra Bartlett………….....J. Gary Thompson
14. Enoch Dunlap………………..Tony Dallas
15. Captain Orlando Killion……Douglas Hinkley
16. Thomas Ross Jr………………..Kim Korkan
17. Mrs. Meritt……………………Louise Smith
18. Tom Meritt……………………..Jacob Bench
19. Elmer Karr……………………….Leo Geiger

Monday, June 14, 2010

Spoon River Saga Volume 4

Spoon River Volume 4:
Artists, Intellectuals and Other Misfits
1. William Goode…………………Pierre Nagely
2. Voltaire Johnson……………….Nicolas Ruley
3. The Widow McFarlane ……Rani Deighe Crowe
4. W. Lloyd Garrison Standard-……John Fleming
5. Alfred Moir……………………..Ron Weber
6. Rosie Roberts……………….Rachel Casparian
7. George Gray…………………..Carlyle Brown
8. Benjamin Fraser-……………….Greg Nichols
9. Serepta Mason-………………..Bobbi Davis
10. Alfonso Churchill-……………Douglas Hinkley
11. Flossie Cabanis…….Jennifer Bateman Gilchrist
12. Dora Williams…………………Rachel Wilson
13. Mrs. Williams-…………….Karen Gundersen
14. Zilpha Marsh……………..Rani Deighe Crowe
15. Seth Compton-………………Eugene Dickens
16. Jefferson Howard-………….Mark Diffenderfer
17. Georgine Sand Miner……….Miriam Eckenrode
18. Editor Whedon…………………..Tony Dallas
19. Searcy Foote…………………… Greg Nichols

Thursday, May 27, 2010

"Awkward Hugs: An Investigative Report"


"Awkward Hugs: An Investigative Report" - a video installation, is currently
on view at the booth.
"Awkward Hugs" is a public service video by Vanessa Query and Lee Johnson that explores different types of awkward hugs, their origins and how to avoid them.
















Thursday, May 20, 2010

Found in the Booth


Well, it's about time.
He's found us!



Spoon River Saga Volume 3

Spoon River Saga Volume 3 : May 10 - 26, 2010.
Spoon River Project is produced by Rani Deighe Crowe.

List of Readers

When the Bank Failed…
1. Thomas Rhodes………………John Bukowski
2. Ralph Rhodes………………..Luke Dennis
3. Nancy Knapp………………..Miriam Eckenrode
4. Barry Holden………………..Dave Nickel
5. Mrs. George Reece……………Leslie Alexandria
6. Eugene Carmen………………Jovan King
7. Henry Tripp…………………Dan Davis
8. Margaret Fuller Slack………...Sheryl Buechly
9. Jack McGuire………………..Howard Shook
10. Harold Arnett……………….Steve McQueen
11. Dr. Iseman………………….Ron Siemer
12. Lambert Hutchins……………Larry Coressel
13. Lillian Stewart………………Sherri Sutter
14. Granville Calhoun……………Michael Robinson
15. Henry Calhoun………………Tony Dallas
16. Ace Shaw……………………Kim Korkan
17. Amelia Garrick……………….Annie Branning
18. Tennessee Claiflin Shope.…….Franklin Johnson
19. Felix Schmidt……………….Shane McCoy
20. Nicholas Bindle……………..John Bukowski
21. Clarence Fawcett……………Howard Shook
22. Henry Phipps……………….Larry Coressel

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

OPENING

The opening of Tim Noble: CIA World Fact Book: phonebooth edition
(a work in progress) was held on Friday, April 2, 7:00 PM, 2010





Saturday, March 20, 2010

PREPARATION for CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

CIA WORLD FACTBOOK: phonebooth edition by Tim Noble
The work will be installed in stages starting Saturday, March 20, 2010.
Once completed, the public is invited to interact with this device!







Thursday, February 11, 2010

FInal Tribute

Well the run has been good, the crowds amazing, and the work has been so satisfying. I want to thank all of the people who have made this possible, and especially Migiwa Orimo, for providing the space and the vision that allows the artist to fully realize their dream. Thank you everyone and thank you, thank you to the booth, a vessel and a home for the work of many. The life of the Theatre is certainly fraught with many thrills and chills, to quote that iconoclastic thespian, Lou Reed. I hope my gifts have been received in as I have intended them to be and god bless you all and god bless america.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Spoon River Saga Volume ll

Spoon River Saga Volume ll will be installed February 15 - March 6, 2010.
Spoon River Project is produced by Rani Deighe Crowe.

List of Readers (vol. ll)
Judson Stoddard .........Matthew Curry
Lyman King ................John Gary Thompson
Amos Sibley................Dave Nickel
Mrs. Sibley..................Annie Branning
Caroline Branson ........Amy Brooks
The Village Atheist.......Saul Caplan
John Ballard ...............Franklin Johnson
Julian Scott.................Vanessa Query
James Garber..............Leo Geiger
Roger Heston..............Mark Diffenderfer
Dorcas Gustine............Susan Robert
Wendell Bloyd.............Michael Bare
Le Roy Goldman..........James Nelson
Willard Fluke...............Geoff Burkman
Marie Bateson.............Kim Korkan
Johnny Sayre..............Dylan Lujano
Jula Miller...................Jill Summerville
Jacob Godbey..............Dan Davis
Eugenia Todd..............Jacob Nelson
Deacon Taylor .............Daniel Britt
J. Milton Miles.............Greg Nichols

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mr. VEX, the stagehand


Casselli's "THEATRE" will be closing this week. It's time to introduce Mr. Vex, the stagehand, the curtain riser!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

On With the Show!

Hi folks,
Since both Michael and Migiwa are out of town this week, I'll be filling in as box office, usher and projectionist through Friday. Also, it looks like I'll be following Casselli and Rani Crowe in early March with an electronic installation, so I'll be posting updates throughout the rest of February as the next 2000+ solder points connect nixie tubes and arduinos... but i should hush now, because the lights just went down and it looks like the conductor's about to start up the orchestra...

Show times this week:
02/02 Tuesday 6:30pm
02/03 Wednesday 7pm
02/04 Thursday 7pm
And in response to overwhelming popular demand, three (3!) back to back shows this
Friday February 5th! 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm!

The public is also invited to each morning's unannounced reversal/rehearsal of "Theater". Catch as catch can.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Show Must Go On!!!!!!!!

There was an unfortunate act of vandalism to the booth, causing the theatre to remain dark for more than a week. The problem has been fixed and I am once again presenting shows. Here are the showtimes for the rest of the week:
Wednesday 7:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm
Friday 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 pm
I will be away in Scotland from the 1st through the 4th so stay tuned for guest presenters Migiwa Orimo and Tim Noble to publish their schedules for the time I am away. video

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Time Lapse of the Booth Curtain up

videoWell the cold broke and allowed me to do some tweaks to the rigging. Here is a time lapse video of the curtain raising, total time of the curtain going up is 2 minutes 30 seconds. Will be posting showtimes if people want to see the start of Theatre. No late seating and please turn your cell phones off.

pictures up

The cold has definitely put some hard times on this thing. Images up and trying to regain the warmth of the inside. BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR